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System Infected: MS Word embed Macro Attack

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 unspecified vulnerability in a MS Word document which will result in dropping a backdoor on the exploited machine.

Additional Information

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Office handles specially crafted MS Word document files (.doc). The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted .doc file and will result in being infected with a backdoor. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take control of an affected system with this backdoor. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Affected

  • Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3

Response

Download and install all vendor patches related to this vulnerability.
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