A vulnerability in the way that Microsoft Windows handles OLE objects embedded within RTF documents may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) is a technology that allows applications to create and edit compound documents. Compound documents are those consisting of one format, that contain embeddings of (or links to) documents of another format.
Microsoft Windows fails to properly handle a malformed OLE object embedded in a Rich Text Format (RTF) document. An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted RTF document that includes an embedded malformed OLE object.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
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Do not open untrusted RTF documents
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-011. Microsoft credits Kostya Kortchinsky of Immunity, Inc. and Fabrice Desclaux from EADS Common Research Center with reporting this issue.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari based on information from Microsoft.
|Date First Published:||2007-02-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-02-23 13:59 UTC|