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Attack: Microsoft RTF CVE-2014-1761

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 attempt to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word.

Additional Information

Microsoft Word is a word processor available for multiple platforms.

Microsoft Word is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability. Specifically, this issue occurs when parsing specially crafted RTF file. An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted RTF file.

Successful exploits will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.


  • Microsoft Word


Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
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