10 October 2012
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2012.0964 Vulnerability in Microsoft Works Could Allow Remote Code Execution (KB2754670) 10 October 2012 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Microsoft Works Publisher: Microsoft Operating System: Windows Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2012-2550 Original Bulletin: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS12-065 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-065 - Important Vulnerability in Microsoft Works Could Allow Remote Code Execution (KB2754670) Published Date: October 9, 2012 Version: 1.0 General Information Executive Summary 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. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current 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. This security update is rated Important for Microsoft Works 9. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section. Affected Software Microsoft Works 9 Works Heap Vulnerability - CVE-2012-2550 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. 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