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HTTP MS Office OneNote 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.


This signature detects an attempt to exploit a vulnerability in the Microsoft Office OneNote file which may result in remote code execution.

Additional Information

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office handles specially crafted OneNote files. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted OneNote file. 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-2008-3007.


  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 and Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
  • 2007 Microsoft Office System
  • 2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1


Download and install all vendor patches related to this vulnerability.
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