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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Checker Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017486
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017486
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5574   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 9 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): Office 2003 Brazilian version
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office 2003 Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Checker. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an input validation error in the parsing of text and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft indicates that this vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

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 Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (Brazilian Portuguese Version):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B828BA91-A993-41EC-839C-8995CCFAEC6B

Microsoft Office Multilingual User Interface 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C860DE66-DB1A-489D-8518-42CE468F5965

Microsoft Project Multilingual User Interface 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8F233E5D-1270-4041-9CDD-C3541B7F4B40

Microsoft Visio Multilingual User Interface 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C5A29C81-419C-440B-BF0B-FEC0C0708430

Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=51E9C97A-C35F-45AD-A587-8F08F1D34B7B

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-001.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-001.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


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