Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word

Buffer overflow
CVE-2006-6456

Known malware:

Trojan.Mdropper.U

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2006121004 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Word

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Word

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-6456

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

Description:

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

The vulnerability is caused by boundary error when handling Word files with a specially crafted data structure. 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.


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