MS09-073: Vulnerability in WordPad and Office Text Converters Could Allow Remote Code Execution (975539)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host contains a vulnerable version of Microsoft WordPad,
Office, or Office Converter Pack. Opening a specially crafted Word 97
file can result in the execution of arbitrary code. A remote attacker
could exploit this by tricking a user into opening a malicious Word

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Microsoft Office XP, 2003, and Office Converter Pack.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 43065 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37216

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2506

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