MS05-023: Vulnerability in Word May Lead to Code Execution (890169)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18026
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Word.
DescriptionThe remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word that could allow arbitrary code to be run.
To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue Word file to a user of the remote computer and have it open it. Then the macros contained in the Word file would bypass the security model of Word, and would be executed.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Word 2000, 2002 and 2003.