Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.RTF.Control.TaskSymbol.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted RTF 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 PowerPoint 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 RT Service Pack 1

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-070

CVE References

CVE-2015-2424