ID CVE-2016-7233
Summary Microsoft Word 2007, Office 2010 SP2, Word 2010 SP2, Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011, Word Viewer, Office Compatibility Pack SP3, Word Automation Services on SharePoint Server 2013 SP1, and Office Web Apps 2010 SP2 allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a crafted Office document, aka "Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Excel For Mac 2011
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel_for_mac:2011
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2010:sp2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2010:sp2
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:-:sp3
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_apps:2010:sp2
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:sharepoint_server:2013:sp1
  • Microsoft Word 2007
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word:2007
  • Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word:2010:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word_automation_services
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word_automation_services
  • Microsoft Word for Mac 2011
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word_for_mac:2011
  • Microsoft Word Viewer
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word_viewer
CVSS
Base: 4.3 (as of 10-11-2016 - 23:35)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL NONE NONE
msbulletin via4
nessus via4
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_MS16-133_OFFICE.NASL
    description The Microsoft Office application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-7213, CVE-2016-7228, CVE-2016-7229, CVE-2016-7231, CVE-2016-7232, CVE-2016-7234, CVE-2016-7235, CVE-2016-7236) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to an out-of-bounds read error caused by an uninitialized variable. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in the disclosure of memory contents. (CVE-2016-7233)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 94913
    published 2016-11-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94913
    title MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168) (macOS)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS16-133.NASL
    description The Microsoft Office application installed on the remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-7213, CVE-2016-7228, CVE-2016-7229, CVE-2016-7230, CVE-2016-7231, CVE-2016-7232, CVE-2016-7234, CVE-2016-7235, CVE-2016-7236, CVE-2016-7245) - An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to an out-of-bounds read error caused by an uninitialized variable. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in the disclosure of memory contents. (CVE-2016-7233) - A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, resulting in a crash of the application. (CVE-2016-7244)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-30
    plugin id 94634
    published 2016-11-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94634
    title MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168)
refmap via4
bid 94031
idefense 20161108 Microsoft Office Out-of-Bounds Read Information Leak Vulnerability
ms MS16-133
sectrack 1037246
Last major update 10-02-2017 - 21:59
Published 10-11-2016 - 01:59
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 18:14
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