Microsoft Office up to Word Viewer input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Office (Office Suite Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 08/11/2015 with Microsoft as MS15-081 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-2466 since 03/19/2015. 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 85350 (MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)), 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 110258 (Microsoft Office Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS15-081)).

Applying the patch MS15-081 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (85350). Similar entries are available at 77002, 77043, 77044 and 77046.







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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 85350
Nessus Name: MS15-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
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OpenVAS ID: 100868
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Office Suite Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (3080790)
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Advisory: MS15-081
Organization: Microsoft
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-2466 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033239 - Microsoft Office Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Vulnerability Center: 51856 - [MS15-081] Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2015-2466, Critical
SecurityFocus: 76217 - Microsoft Office CVE-2015-2466 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 08/12/2015 12:33 PM
Updated: 06/09/2022 08:45 AM
Changes: 08/12/2015 12:33 PM (71), 10/05/2017 06:18 PM (8), 06/09/2022 08:45 AM (3)
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