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Secunia Official 11th Apr, 2014 16:54
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A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Web Apps, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An error within Microsoft Word when handling certain RTF-formatted data can be exploited to corrupt memory.

Note: Reportedly, this vulnerability is currently actively exploited in the wild in limited targeted attacks.

2) An error within Microsoft Office File Format Converter when handling certain files can be exploited to corrupt memory.

3) An error within Microsoft Word when handling certain files can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities #1 and #3 allows execution of arbitrary code.

nickdirect RE: Microsoft Office Word / Office Web Apps Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Secunia PSI is showing a red alert warning on my PC for Word 2003 even though Security Update for Word 2003 (KB2878303) was applied on 9/4/14.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office Word / Office Web Apps Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Is it showing a Vulnerability or End of Life notification?

It should be showing End of Life.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/support-is-...

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nickdirect RE: Microsoft Office Word / Office Web Apps Multiple Vulnerabilities
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It says end-of-life. The warning shows red and "currently being exploited", even though the patch released on 8April has been successfully installed.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office Word / Office Web Apps Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Nick,
That could well be correct - I assume Secunia are pointing to this:

https://secunia.com/advisories/product/4908/?task=...

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numcrun RE: Microsoft Office Word / Office Web Apps Multiple Vulnerabilities
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All 5 MS Office 2003 products show click to update. When I do they take me to the Office website.
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nickdirect RE: Microsoft Office Word / Office Web Apps Multiple Vulnerabilities
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on 12th Apr, 2014 01:28, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Nick,
That could well be correct - I assume Secunia are pointing to this:

https://secunia.com/advisories/product/4908/?task=...
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Maurice

The advisory displayed is Secunia Advisory SA57577, which is also listed on the page your link above goes to. The advisory is dated 25March2014, and the MS update on 8April appears to me to have addresses the vulnerabilities. Am I wrong about this?

The vulnerabilities are also listed as affecting Word 2007, however I have another PC with Word 2007 and Secunia is showing Word as patched by the 8April update with a green threat rating.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office Word / Office Web Apps Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Nick,
Your score has been increased by 16 - I hit the wrong button to reply!!!!

I cannot really answer your query - I merely pointed out that there appears to be an outstanding issue or the Secunia data base needs correction. It does appear odd that 2003 appears to show a different vulnerability status.

My Version of Office is showing as updated & secure - can you show us a screen shot of what you can see for Office or does it look like this against your Office items?

https://1ncuig.bn1303.livefilestore.com/y2pzOQBZkd...

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