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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Memory Error in Processing RTF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020013
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020013
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1091   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 13 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 13 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP1; and prior service packs; Office 2004 for Mac; Office 2008 for Mac
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Word in the processing of RTF files. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Rich Text Format (.rtf) file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory calculation error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This can be exploited via a specially crafted .rtf file in a rich text e-mail.

wushi of team509 reported this vulnerability via Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Word 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9215ff71-38c0-416a-b89a-fe3474160f41

Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b348a518-221e-4567-a797-999715a8b2ef

Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bc33d144-f917-47b8-961f-744ca847e14c

Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bc33d144-f917-47b8-961f-744ca847e14c

Microsoft Word 2007:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=071ceaa2-12e3-4401-9331-2a54a93e2550

Microsoft Outlook 2007:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=071ceaa2-12e3-4401-9331-2a54a93e2550

Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=071ceaa2-12e3-4401-9331-2a54a93e2550

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=071ceaa2-12e3-4401-9331-2a54a93e2550

Microsoft Word Viewer 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bce7ea31-2bf0-4930-aff9-837bcc82a682

Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bce7ea31-2bf0-4930-aff9-837bcc82a682

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2d718f37-c5d1-4e15-a7e1-5a15fedef52f

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2d718f37-c5d1-4e15-a7e1-5a15fedef52f

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=99F54471-CCF9-4D94-A882-A05ECD128ADC

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=395D1487-A3A6-4106-A0F8-4D6E1D6D89D2

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-026.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-026.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 13 May 2008 13:03:59 -0400
Subject:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-026 Critical: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (951207)


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-026.mspx

CVE-2008-1091
CVE-2008-1434
 
 


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