Intrusion Prevention

MS.Word.CVE-2018-8539.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office Word.
The vulnerability is due to an error when handling objects in memory. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code execution within the context of the application, via a crafted file.

Affected Products

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8539

CVE References

CVE-2018-8539