MS08-072: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957173)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word that may allow
arbitrary code to be run on this host.

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

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS08-072

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Word.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true