Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.RTF.Stylesheet.File.Handling.Use.After.Free

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Use After Free vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted RTF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted RTF file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Office 2016 (64-bit edition)

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0797

CVE References

CVE-2018-0797