Microsoft Word Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 @ 02:43:50 PST in Security
by Raven



SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA24122

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/24122/

CRITICAL: Extremely critical

IMPACT: System access

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE:
Microsoft Office XP - http://secunia.com/product/23/
Microsoft Office 2000 - http://secunia.com/product/24/
Microsoft Word 2000 - http://secunia.com/product/2149/
Microsoft Word 2002 - http://secunia.com/product/2150/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Word, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.


The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when parsing Word documents and can be exploited to cause memory corruption. Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

SOLUTION: Do not open untrusted Office documents.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Discovered as a 0-day.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/933052.mspx
 
 
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