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Security Advisory - Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft Office

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20171220-01-office
  • Initial Release Date: Dec 20, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Dec 20, 2017

Microsoft released a security advisory to disclose a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office. Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office. The attacker could exploit the vulnerability to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-10074)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-11826.

Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:

http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20171220-01-office-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

HUAWEI MateBook

MateBook

Follow the Microsoft security advisory to install the patch 

The attacker could exploit the vulnerability to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).

Base Score: 7.0 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Temporal Score: 6.5 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:

1. The attacker has to convince the user to open a specially crafted file.

Vulnerability details:

Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office. The attacker could exploit the vulnerability to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

The Microsoft security advisory is available at: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-11826

Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades. For TAC contact information, please refer to Huawei worldwide website at http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/report-vulnerabilities.

This vulnerability was discovered by Microsoft.

2017-12-20 V1.0 INITIAL

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