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Vulnerability in Microsoft RichEdit Could Allow Remote Code Execution (918118) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the presence of update 918118

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the RichEdit
component provided with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office

Description :

The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Windows and/or Microsoft
Office which has a vulnerability in the RichEdit component which could
be abused by a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this vulnerability, a possible hacker would need to spend a specially
crafted RTF file to a user on the remote host and lure him into opening it.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0

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