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Vulnerability in Word May Lead to Code Execution (890169) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of WinWord.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Word.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word
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 word file to
a user of the remote computer and have it open it. Then the
macros contained in the word file would bypass the security model
of word, and would be executed.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Word 2000, 2002 and 2003 :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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