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  4. HTTP MS Mac Word 5 Remote Code

HTTP MS Mac Word 5 Remote Code

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 a maliciously crafted Microsoft Word document attempting to execute code on the system.

Additional Information

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.

Affected

  • Microsoft Word 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
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