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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS12-065 Vulnerability in Microsoft Works Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2754670) Microsoft Works Important 10-10-2012

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Works. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Word file using Microsoft Works.
Detailed Information on the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that affected versions of Microsoft Works parse 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 : MS12-065

Affected Software

Microsoft Works 9