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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
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Word.
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.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Word 2000, 2002 and 2003 :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
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