Vulnerability Note VU#176556
Microsoft Office fails to properly parse malformed records
A vulnerability in the way Microsoft Office parses files containing malformed records may lead to execution of arbitrary code.
Microsoft Office contains a vulnerability that could be exploited when Office attempts to parse specially crafted records. According to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-062:
When Office opens a specially crafted file and parses a malformed string, it may corrupt system memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the affected user or cause a denial-of-service condition.
Do not open untrusted Microsoft Office documents
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||10 Oct 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-062. Microsoft credits Sowhat of Nevis Labs for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3864
- Date Public: 10 Oct 2006
- Date First Published: 11 Oct 2006
- Date Last Updated: 06 Nov 2006
- Severity Metric: 19.24
- Document Revision: 9
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