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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-042 Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955048) Microsoft Office Critical 13-08-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Word handles specially crafted Word files. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file that includes a malformed record value.
Detailed Information on the risk:
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 : MS08-042

Affected Software

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