10 October 2007
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2007.0764 -- [Win][OSX] MS07-060 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution 10 October 2007 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Microsoft Word 2002 Microsoft Word 2000 Publisher: Microsoft Operating System: Windows Mac OS X Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands Access: Remote/Unauthenticated CVE Names: CVE-2007-3899 Original Bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-060.mspx - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-060 - Critical Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (942695) Affected Software - Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 - Microsoft Word 2000 Service Pack 3 - Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 - Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3 - Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Non-Affected Software - Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 - Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 - 2007 Microsoft Office system Vulnerability Details Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2007-3899 A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Word handles specially crafted Word files. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file with a malformed string. 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. Workarounds for Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2007-3899 - Do not open or save Microsoft Office files that you receive from untrusted sources or that you receive unexpectedly from trusted sources. This vulnerability could be exploited when a user opens a specially crafted file. - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current. Contact information for the authors of the original document is included in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact them directly. Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?cid=1980 If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT Incident Reporting Form at: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192 =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iQCVAwUBRwwd+yh9+71yA2DNAQI4jAP/ZeJfR+fm/5RXY2xsWHZfmXbCdFy04yLT fLu2Oezr18AJXOkBxgPIEQNKQ4jh2ocaKe/dDx8mDTZjGNu0wt+r8O9dS52F0sG7 F95S4jlCfTctbojv+vY7iGwSZbEud1WQHmwphesDprgj1hUysZwl8UkjHy4YJKIv 6jxqz/tv19g= =4OEA -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----