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HTTP MS Office Web Components Code Exec

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects an attempt to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components which could allow remote code execution.

Additional Information

Remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in the way Microsoft Office Web Components manages memory resources. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page. When a user views the Web page, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged on user. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2006-4695.

Affected

  • Office 2000 SP3 with Office Web Components 2000
  • Office XP SP3 with Office Web Components 2002

Response

Download and install patches from the vendor related to this issue.
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