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Microsoft Word code execution vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#692417

Original Release Date: 2008-02-12 | Last Revised: 2008-02-12


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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  February 12, 2008



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



Microsoft credits Rubén Santamarta of for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0109
Severity Metric: 22.34
Date Public: 2008-02-12
Date First Published: 2008-02-12
Date Last Updated: 2008-02-12 21:01 UTC
Document Revision: 6

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