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Microsoft Office Word PDF File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability [CVE-2024-21379]

CVE number – CVE-2024-21379

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Microsoft Office Word.

User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the parsing of PDF files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated buffer.

An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current user.

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More information can be found at:

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