The Microsoft Office file format converter contains a memory corruption vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
Microsoft Office file format converter is a component that converts legacy Microsoft Office documents into newer file formats. Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE), which is intended to increase the security of Microsoft Office, uses this capability. The Microsoft Office file format converter contains a memory corruption vulnerability.
By convincing a user to open a specially-crafted Office document, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
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This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-017. Please also consider the following workarounds:
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This issue was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2014-04-10|
|Date Last Updated:||2014-04-10 14:42 UTC|