|MS07-013||Vulnerability in Microsoft RichEdit Could Allow Remote Code Execution (918118)||Microsoft Windows||Critical||14-02-2007|
Brief overview of the risk:
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Detailed Information on the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the RichEdit components provided with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability when a user interacts with a malformed embedded OLE object within a Rich Text Format (RTF) file.
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS07-013
Affected SoftwareMicrosoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition