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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Parsing Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011565
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011565
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0963   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 20 2004
Original Entry Date:  Oct 7 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): Word 2002 (10.6612.6714) SP3
Description:   An input vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Word. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code.

HexView reported that 'winword.exe' does not properly validate documents during parsing. A remote user can create a specially crafted '.doc' file that, when viewed by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. However, the report did not confirm code execution.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code. However, the report did not confirm code execution.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 12 2005 (Vendor Issues Fix) Microsoft Word Parsing Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
The vendor has issued a fix.



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