MS12-064 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2742319)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS12-064 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2742319)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS12-064
Vendor description This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The more severe vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens or previews a specially crafted RTF file. 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.
SophosLabs comments Document and RTF files are commonplace in business. Given that even the more recent versions of Office are vulnerable, and that the vulnerability may result in arbitrary code execution SophosLabs rate this advisory as high.
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 Oct 2012
Affected software Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 2[1]
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3[1]
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • Oct 8, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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