This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.
This signature detects a maliciously crafted Microsoft Word document attempting to execute code on the system.
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Word handles specially crafted Word files. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file with a malformed string. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
- Microsoft Word 2000 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac