|MS09-068||Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (976307)||Microsoft Office||Critical||13-11-2009|
Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.
Detailed Information on the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office Word handles a specially crafted Word file that includes a malformed record. 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.
Further information on this exploit is available at : MS09-068
Affected SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office Word Viewer
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac