Microsoft Word code execution vulnerability

2008-02-12T00:00:00
ID VU:692417
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2008-02-12T00:00:00

Description

Overview

Microsoft Word contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

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.


Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


Solution

Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS08-009 to address this issue.


Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
---|---|---|---
Microsoft Corporation| | -| 12 Feb 2008
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

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

References

  • <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-009.mspx>

Credit

Microsoft credits Rubén Santamarta of Reversemode.com for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0109
  • Date Public: 12 Feb 2008
  • Date First Published: 12 Feb 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 12 Feb 2008
  • Severity Metric: 22.34
  • Document Revision: 6