Rule Category

FILE-OFFICE -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in files belonging to the Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, Outlook, etc.).

Alert Message

FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Word wwlib out of bounds read attempt

Rule Explanation

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." Impact: CVSS base score 6.5 CVSS impact score 3.6 CVSS exploitability score 2.8 confidentialityImpact HIGH integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Additional Links

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2016-7233
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."
Details
Severity Base Score6.5
Impact Score3.6 Exploit Score2.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access