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Secunia Security Advisory 47062

Secunia Security Advisory 47062
Posted Dec 13, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 47062

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TITLE:
Microsoft Office Pinyin IME for Simplified Chinese Privilege
Escalation

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA47062

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/47062/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47062

RELEASE DATE:
2011-12-13

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/47062/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/47062/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47062

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to the Microsoft Pinyin (MSPY) Input
Method Editor (IME) for Simplified Chinese unsafely exposing certain
configuration options, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary
code with kernel-mode privileges.

NOTE: Microsoft Pinyin IME is installed by default with Office 2010
Chinese edition. It is an optional component for other language
versions.

SOLUTION:
Apply patches.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Yang Yanbei.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
MS11-088 (KB2652016, KB2596511, KB2647540):
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-088

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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