Microsoft Security Advisory 2953095
Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: March 24, 2014 | Updated: April 8, 2014
Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS14-017 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS14-017. The vulnerability addressed is the Word RTF Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2014-1761.
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Drew Hintz, Shane Huntley, and Matty Pellegrino of the Google Security Team for reporting the Word RTF Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-1761)
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- V1.0 (March 24, 2014): Advisory published.
- V1.1 (March 27, 2014): Updated Advisory FAQ to clarify that Microsoft WordPad is not affected by the issue and to help explain how the issue is specific to Microsoft Word.
- V2.0 (April 8, 2014): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.
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