The weakness was disclosed 08/08/2006 by Ka Chun Leung with Symantec.
Vulnerable component: Microsoft Office
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
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 malicious Office document containing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) script, 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.