Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word

Remote code execution

Known malware:

Mdropper.H Trojan.
SmartTag exploit.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2006061301 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Word

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Word

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-2492

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-120 - Buffer overflow


The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness is due to buffer overflow. By persuading the victim to open a specially crafted Word file containing a malformed object pointer, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.