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Attack: Malicious RTF File CVE-2017-0199

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 attempts to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office.

Additional Information

Microsoft Office is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Specifically, this issue occurs due to an error in the Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) feature. An attacker can exploit this issue through a specially crafted word file.

An attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code and gain complete control of the affected system.


  • Microsoft Office 2007 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2010 SP2
  • Microsoft Office 2013 SP1
  • Microsoft Office 2016
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