Microsoft Office Smart Tag code execution

word-smarttag-code-execution (29216) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Office could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper parsing of a malformed Smart Tag in an Office file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a victim to open a malicious Office file, either by hosting the file on a Web site or sending it to a victim as an email attachment.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Access 2000
  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Access 2003
  • Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Office 2004
  • Microsoft Office X Mac OS
  • Microsoft Office XP SP3
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
  • Microsoft OneNote 2003
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Project 2000 SR1
  • Microsoft Project 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Project 2003
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002
  • Microsoft Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Visio 2002
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 SP2
  • Microsoft Visio 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word Viewer 2003

Reported:

Oct 10, 2006

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