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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS11-023 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489293) Microsoft Office Critical 13-04-2011

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file or if a user opens a legitimate Office file that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted library file. An attacker who successfully exploited either of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the logged on user.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office handles the loading of DLL 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 : MS11-023

Affected Software

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac