Microsoft Office up to 2016 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Office up to 2016 (Office Suite Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 07/12/2016 by Alex as MS16-088 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-3284 since 03/15/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92019 (MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 110278 (Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS16-088)).

Applying the patch MS16-088 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at technet.microsoft.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (92019). See 89037, 89038, 89039 and 89040 for similar entries.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 92019
Nessus Name: MS16-088: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3170008)
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OpenVAS ID: 870340
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Windows Excel Viewer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (3170008)
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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS16-088
Researcher: Alex
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-3284 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036274
SecurityFocus: 91594 - Microsoft Office CVE-2016-3284 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 07/13/2016 10:15 AM
Updated: 09/01/2022 06:09 PM
Changes: 07/13/2016 10:15 AM (68), 02/23/2019 08:20 AM (12), 09/01/2022 06:09 PM (4)
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