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Microsoft Word - Memory Corruption Vulnerability & Exploit


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 06:42 AM

A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Word, which could be exploited by attackers to take complete control of an affected system. This issue is due to a memory corruption error when handling a malformed document, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Word document.

Products: Office 2000 and XP

Exploits: Discovered as a 0-day. The vulnerability is currently being actively exploited.


A brand new Word vulnerability affecting the 2000 and XP versions has been discovered. Please continue to be careful with all Office documents you may find attached to email messages:

Microsoft Word - Memory Corruption Vulnerability being exploited
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...ory/933052.mspx
http://secunia.com/advisories/24122/
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/0607
http://secunia.com/cve_reference/CVE-2007-0870/
http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/?p=199

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:01 PM

I always see the wording "malformed document" in those notices from M$. What does it mean? Who malformed it? How? When? Me ?????




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