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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Unspecified Vulnerability Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017653
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0870   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 8 2007
Original Entry Date:  Feb 15 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Office 2000, 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 Word document with a specially crafted string that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Office 2007, Office 2003, and Word 2003 Viewer are not affected.

The issue was originally reported to be limited to causing denial of service conditions.

The original advisory is available at:

McAfee 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 (as part of a broader patch for Word that addresses other vulnerabilities, as well):

Microsoft Word 2000:

Microsoft Word 2002:

Microsoft Word 2003:

Microsoft Word Viewer 2003:

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

Microsoft Works Suite 2004:

Microsoft Works Suite 2005:

Microsoft Works Suite 2006:

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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