Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.Uninitialized.Memory.Usage.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is due to improper handling of certain objects when the vulnerable software attempts to access a specially crafted MS Office file. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the logged in user via a crafted office file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS15-059

CVE References

CVE-2015-1770