Vulnerability Note VU#692417
Microsoft Word code execution vulnerability
Microsoft Word contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
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.
A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS08-009 to address this issue.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||12 Feb 2008|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Microsoft credits Rubén Santamarta of Reversemode.com for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- 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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