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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-009 Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (947077) Microsoft Office Critical 13-02-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This critical security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Word that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file.
Detailed Information on the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Word handles specially crafted Word files.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 : MS08-009

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2