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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Bug in Processing Office Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018790
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018790
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3899   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3; 2004 for Mac
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 trigger a string processing error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Liu Kun-Hao of Information and Communication Security Technology Center reported this vulnerability.

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 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B3072FB-5933-47F7-A498-13A93E268E57

Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D6B787BB-03FF-4F67-8B69-6011FB18BA75

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.7 Update:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F151BC90-E985-4CDF-AEA7-285920693F26

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-060.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-060.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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