Vulnerability Note VU#368132
Microsoft RichEdit vulnerable to remote code execution via malformed embedded OLE object
Microsoft's RichEdit contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute code.
From Murray Sargent's MSDN blog:
RichEdit 6.0 is a facility for getting plain/rich-text, single/multiline Unicode/ANSI edit controls and combo/list boxes in single world-wide binary that runs on all Windows operating systems.
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the RichEdit components that are shipped with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Rich Text Format (RTF) file that includes an embedded malformed OLE object.
Note that Microsoft states that to exploit this vulnerability an attacker would need to persuade a user to open a malicious file or an email attachment.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user who is running the vulnerable application.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Feb 2007|
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Thanks to Microsoft for information that was used in this report. Microsoft in turn thanks Kostya Kortchinsky of Immunity, Inc., and Fabrice Desclaux of EADS Common Research Center for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1311
- Date Public: 13 Feb 2007
- Date First Published: 14 Feb 2007
- Date Last Updated: 23 Feb 2007
- Severity Metric: 16.71
- Document Revision: 54
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