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| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
Microsoft Corporation| | -| 12 Feb 2008
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.
Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A
Microsoft credits Rubén Santamarta of Reversemode.com for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.