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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Microsoft Word Lets Remote Users Cause Arbitrary Code to Be Executed
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016293
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016293
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2492   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 13 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Word 2000, 2002, 2003; Office 2003, Office XP
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Word. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Office file that, when loaded by the target user, will set a malformed object pointer to corrupt system memory and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft Word 2002 and 2003 are affected. Office XP and Office 2003 are affected.

Microsoft indicates that Microsoft Word 2000 is not affected. However, eEye Digital Security indicates that they have confirmed that Word 2000 is indeed vulnerable.

Word Viewer 2003 is not affected.

The vendor's original notice is available at:

http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/05/19/429353.aspx

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Word 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=507D97B5-8B20-41B2-AE8B-27F2BF5198CD

Microsoft Word 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4CDE644B-BE05-4680-B0EF-DF563095563C

Microsoft Word 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ADEA09B4-481A-4908-8B77-0630AC679CAC

Microsoft Word Viewer 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6089B843-61FF-469F-A38B-BD4FFEFF0552

Microsoft Works Suite 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=507D97B5-8B20-41B2-AE8B-27F2BF5198CD

Microsoft Works Suite 2001:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=507D97B5-8B20-41B2-AE8B-27F2BF5198CD

Microsoft Works Suite 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4CDE644B-BE05-4680-B0EF-DF563095563C

Microsoft Works Suite 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4CDE644B-BE05-4680-B0EF-DF563095563C

Microsoft Works Suite 2004:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4CDE644B-BE05-4680-B0EF-DF563095563C

Microsoft Works Suite 2005:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4CDE644B-BE05-4680-B0EF-DF563095563C

Microsoft Works Suite 2006:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4CDE644B-BE05-4680-B0EF-DF563095563C

A restart may be required.

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac and Word v. X for Mac are not affected.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-027.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-027.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 19 2006 Microsoft Word Lets Remote Users Cause Arbitrary Code to Be Executed



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