Microsoft Office contains a buffer overflow when handling specially crafted document properties. This vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Microsoft Office applications fail to properly validate property fields resulting in a buffer overflow. When an Office document containing malformed a property field is opened with an Office application, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Property fields include, but are not limited to document title, subject, and author.
More information, including a list of affected Office applications, is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-038.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Apply a patch from Microsoft
Do not access Office documents from untrusted sources
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-038.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2006-07-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-07-11 20:52 UTC|