Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 Office Document data processing

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 (Office Suite Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown part of the component Office Document Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a data processing vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-19. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 06/10/2015 by Ben Hawkes with Google Project Zero as MS15-059 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-1759 since 02/17/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84055 (MS15-059: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3064949)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 110256 (Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS15-059)).

Applying the patch MS15-059 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19923.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84055). Similar entries are available at 75786 and 75791.







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Class: Data processing
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 84055
Nessus Name: MS15-059: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3064949)
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OpenVAS ID: 802074
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Office Suite Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (3064949)
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Advisory: MS15-059
Researcher: Ben Hawkes
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-1759 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1032523 - Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 50462 - [MS15-059] Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 Remote Code Execution via a Crafted Office Document - CVE-2015-1759, Critical
SecurityFocus: 75014 - Microsoft Office CVE-2015-1759 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 06/10/2015 10:16 AM
Updated: 05/20/2022 02:39 PM
Changes: 06/10/2015 10:16 AM (76), 06/30/2017 05:51 AM (9), 05/20/2022 02:39 PM (3)
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