|MS12-079||Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2780642)||Microsoft Office||Critical||12-12-2012|
Brief overview of the risk:
The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted RTF file using an affected version of Microsoft Office software, or previews or opens a specially crafted RTF email message in Outlook while using Microsoft Word as the email viewer. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user.
Detailed Information on the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that affected Microsoft Office software parses specially crafted Rich Text Format (RTF) data. 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.
Further information on this exploit is available at : MS12-079
Affected SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1