MS13-072: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2845537)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The Microsoft Office component installed on the remote host is affected
by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Word, Office Compatibility Pack, or Microsoft Word Viewer that
is affected by the following remote code execution vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to the
way the XML parser used by Word resolves external
entities. (CVE-2013-3160)

- Remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to
memory corruption issues in the way that Microsoft
Office parses files.
(CVE-2013-3847, CVE-2013-3848, CVE-2013-3849,
CVE-2013-3850, CVE-2013-3851, CVE-2013-3852,
CVE-2013-3853, CVE-2013-3854, CVE-2013-3855,
CVE-2013-3856, CVE-2013-3857, CVE-2013-3858)

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a
specially crafted file, it may be possible to leverage these issues to
read arbitrary files on the target system or execute arbitrary code,
subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2003, 2007, 2010,
Office Compatibility Pack, and Microsoft Word Viewer.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false