Vulnerability Note VU#692417

Microsoft Word code execution vulnerability

Original Release date: 12 Feb 2008 | Last revised: 12 Feb 2008

Overview

Microsoft Word contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

Per Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-009:

    A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Word handles specially crafted Word files. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file that includes a malformed value. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS08-009 to address this issue.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-12 Feb 2008
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Microsoft credits Rubén Santamarta of Reversemode.com for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0109
  • Date Public: 12 Feb 2008
  • Date First Published: 12 Feb 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 12 Feb 2008
  • Severity Metric: 22.34
  • Document Revision: 6

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