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Microsoft Word Malformed Data Structures Vulnerability

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Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Word, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when processing data structures. This can be exploited to cause a memory corruption via specially crafted data structures in a Word document.

NOTE: The vulnerability is already being actively exploited.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported as a 0-day.

The vendor also credits Shih-hao Weng, Information and Communication Security Technology Center.

Original Advisory:
MS07-014 (KB929434):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS07-014.mspx

Microsoft:
http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/12/10/new-report-of-a-word-zero-day.aspx

Deep Links:
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