Endpoint Vulnerability

PowerPoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Description

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3,Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2,Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Service Pack 1,Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Service Pack 3,Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions),Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions),Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 RT Service Pack 1,Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions),Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions),Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 x64

References

CVE-2017-8742,