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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS10-056 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2269638) 2007 Microsoft Critical 11-08-2010

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens or previews a specially crafted RTF e-mail message.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office Word parses rich text data. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. 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 : MS10-056

Affected Software

2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Word Viewer
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Works 9.0
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac