MS08-042: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955048)

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word that is subject
to a flaw that could allow arbitrary code to be run.

An attacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to a user of
the remote computer and have it open it. Then a bug in the word record
parsing handler would result in code execution.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Word XP and 2003.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 33871 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30124

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2244