Microsoft Office CVE-2016-3234 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

2016-06-14T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-91095
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2016-06-14T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Office is prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information that may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 SP2
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 SP2
  • Microsoft Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Word Viewer

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
When possible, run all software as a user with minimal privileges and limited access to system resources. Use additional precautions such as restrictive environments to insulate software that may potentially handle malicious content.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.