Microsoft Word fails to properly parse rich text content and may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Microsoft Word does not properly validate rich text within the contents of a file. When Word opens and parses a specially crafted file, memory corruption can occur and can allow arbitrary code execution. By convincing a user to open a specially crafted Word file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or access the system with the privileges of the local user.
Apply an Update
Microsoft has released updates in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-024 to address this issue.
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-024. Microsoft thanks iDefense Labs for reporting the vulnerability to them.
This document was written by Katie Steiner.
|Date First Published:||2007-05-09|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-05-09 20:27 UTC|