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Vulnerability in Word May Lead to Code Execution (903672) 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 a bug in
the font parsing handler would result in code execution.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Word 2000 and XP :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
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