A vulnerability in the way Microsoft Office parses files with malformed strings may lead to execution of arbitrary code.
Microsoft Office contains a vulnerability that could be exploited when parsing specially crafted strings. 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
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-062 . Microsoft credits Dejun Meng of Fortinet Inc. for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
|Date First Published:||2006-10-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-11-17 20:06 UTC|