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Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (905413) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of WinWord.exe / Excel.exe
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Office.
The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office
which is subject to a flaw which may allow arbitrary code to be run.
A possible hacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.
To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to
a user of the remote computer and have it open it. Then a bug in
the font parsing handler would result in code execution.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Word 2000, XP and 2003 :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6
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