Microsoft Word record parsing code execution

microsoft-word-record-code-execution (43663) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Word could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory handling error that could occur when parsing specially-crafted record values in Word documents. By persuading a victim to open a malicious Word document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  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 The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.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 Word 2002 SP3
  • Microsoft Word 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Word 2003 SP2

Reported:

Jul 08, 2008

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