MS02-021: Word Mail Reply Arbitrary Script Execution (321804)

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Word.

Description :

Outlook 2000 and 2002 provide the option to use Microsoft Word as the
email editor when creating and editing email in RTF or HTML.

There is a flaw in some versions of Word that could allow an attacker to
execute arbitrary code when the user replies to a specially formed
message using Word.

An attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this host.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms02-021

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2000 and 2002.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11325 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4397

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1056