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Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (929434/932554) (Mac OS X) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for Word 2004
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 various flaws 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 with
Microsoft Word or another Office application.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office for Mac OS X :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0
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