Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word

Buffer overflow

Known malware:

Backdoor.Trojan Downloader
Backdoor.Pcclient.B (MCID 8260)
Backdoor.Ginwui.E (MCID 8890)

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2007020601 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Word

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Word

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0515

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-119 - Memory corruption


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

The vulnerability is caused by boundary error when processing malformed function in Word files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Word file, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: