MS12-029 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2680352)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS12-029 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2680352)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS12-029
Vendor description This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted RTF file.
SophosLabs comments A heap overrun in word when parsing the listoverride tag in malformed RTF documents can result in arbitrary code execution.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 08 May 2012
Affected software Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • May 8th, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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