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Vulnerability in Microsoft Office XP could allow Remote Code Execution (873352) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of MSO.dll

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Office client.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office which contains
a security flaw which may allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary
code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a specially crafted file
to a user on the remote host and wait for him to open it using Microsoft Office.

When opening the malformed file, Microsoft Office will encounter a buffer
overflow which may be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a patch for Office XP :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7

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