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Windows OLE Vulnerability
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:40


As of the 15th October 2014, Macau Computer Emergency Response Team (MOCERT) has been made aware that a vulnerability in Windows OLE, that could allow remote code execution, is being used in the wild, under the name “Sandworm”. This advisory is issued to urge users of affected system to ensure they apply the patch as soon as practical.


The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object.


If the exploit is successful and current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Systems Affected:

Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008/Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows 8 and Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2/Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1


It is recommended to patch vulnerable systems as soon as possible as there is on going attack using spearphising techniques.

Should a patch not be able to be installed then it is advised to selectively apply a provided workaround as per the original advisory.


Microsoft MS14-060

Microsoft KB

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