Vulnerability Note VU#167928
Microsoft Word malformed string vulnerability
A vulnerability in Microsoft Word could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft Word contains a vulnerability that could be exploited when Word opens a specially crafted document. It is possible that the vulnerability can be exploited by opening a Microsoft Office document that includes an embedded Word document.
More information is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-014.
By convincing a user to open a specially crafted Word document, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Word. If the user is logged in with administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of a vulnerable system.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||15 Feb 2007|
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This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5994
- Date Public: 05 Dec 2006
- Date First Published: 06 Dec 2006
- Date Last Updated: 23 Feb 2007
- Severity Metric: 37.87
- Document Revision: 9
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