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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
(Vendor Issues Fix) Microsoft Word Parsing Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013683
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013683
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0963   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 12 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000, 2002, 2003
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:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Word 2000 and Microsoft Works Suite 2001:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9F4B6868-2F94-478F-B0BC-0DA3E0571523

Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Works Suite 2002, Microsoft Works Suite 2003, and Microsoft Works Suite 2004 -:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=34998255-E004-4A29-9418-35C5818E54CB

Microsoft Office Word 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9158279D-4421-4932-9318-02CA829A9B43

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-023.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 7 2004 Microsoft Word Parsing Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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