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Microsoft Office Works File Converter Buffer Overflow

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Release Date:  2009-06-09    Last Update:  2009-06-11    Views:  6,481

Secunia Advisory SA35371

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the Works for Windows document converters when parsing font names in Works files and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
* Yuji Ukai, Fourteenforty Research Institute, Inc.
* The vendor also credits Shaun Colley, NGS Software.

Original Advisory:
MS09-024 (KB957632, KB957646, KB957838, KB967043, KB967044, KB968326, KB969559):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-024.mspx

Fourteenforty Research Institute:
http://www.fourteenforty.jp/research/advisory.cgi?FFRRA-20090610

Deep Links:
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