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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019374
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019374
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0109   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3
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 Word file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Office 2003 SP3, Office XP SP3, and Office 2000 SP2 are affected.

Office 2003 SP3, Word Viewer 2003 SP3, 2007 Microsoft Office System, 2007 Microsoft Office System SP1, Office 2004 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac are not affected.

Ruben Santamarta of Reversemode.com reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a Word document 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=A513069B-8244-48E9-B136-01DDD3862802

Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=78C338AA-E410-4422-9E36-562F70D742E9

Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=85CB1AA5-211F-4652-827B-2E79B8FFC2FC

Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FD4DDECD-ABD6-4783-B300-32B9D4BAD22A

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-009.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-009.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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