Microsoft Office 2007 SP3/2010 SP2 OpenType Font memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Microsoft Office 2007 SP3/2010 SP2 (Office Suite Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the component OpenType Font Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 09/08/2015 by Steven Vittitoe with Google Project Zero as MS15-097 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-2510 since 03/19/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed by Google Security Research and been published 2 weeks after the advisory. It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 85877 (MS15-097: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089656)), 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 91094 (Microsoft Graphics Component Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS15-097)).

Applying the patch MS15-097 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 21010.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (85877) and Exploit-DB (38217).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Google Security Research
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Nessus ID: 85877
Nessus Name: MS15-097: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089656)
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OpenVAS ID: 800623
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Lync Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (3089656)
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Advisory: MS15-097
Researcher: Steven Vittitoe
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-2510 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1033501
Vulnerability Center: 52508 - [MS15-097] Microsoft Windows, Office, Lync and Live Meeting Remote Code Execution via a Crafted OpenType Font, Critical
SecurityFocus: 76593 - Microsoft Windows OpenType Fonts CVE-2015-2510 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 09/09/2015 10:04 AM
Updated: 06/24/2024 02:55 PM
Changes: 09/09/2015 10:04 AM (65), 12/09/2017 12:04 PM (24), 06/14/2022 02:30 PM (3), 06/14/2022 02:34 PM (1), 06/24/2024 02:55 PM (15)
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