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Microsoft Word Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Word, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An unspecified boundary error in WINWORD.EXE when processing Word documents can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted document.

NOTE: The vulnerability is being actively exploited.

2) An unspecified boundary error within the parsing of certain strings can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted document.

3) An unspecified boundary error within the handling of mail merge files can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted document.

4) An unspecified error within the parsing of certain strings can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted document.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of arbitary code.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Discovered in the wild as a 0-day
2) The vendor credits Chen Xiaobo of McAfee Avert Labs
3) The vendor credits Cu Fang
4) The vendor credits Cu Fang

Original Advisory:
MS06-060 (KB924554):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-060.mspx

Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/925059.mspx

Deep Links:
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