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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20070202

Office Unspecified Exploit

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:


Affected Software:
Office 2000
Office XP
Office 2003
Office 2004 for Mac

A remote code execution vulnerability exists within Microsoft Office which may allow for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code under the context of the logged in user. This vulnerability requires user interaction. In a web-based scenario (e-mail, Web site), a user would still have to open a file manually, as it would not be auto-opened.
NOTE: This information is gathered from the referenced Microsoft Advisory (932553). eEye Research is currently searching for an exploit sample to investigate the vulnerability further and will update this entry soon thereafter.


Code Execution:

Arbitrary code execution under the context of the logged in user
This client-side file-format vulnerability has high impact potential for targeted attacks against networks. These attacks could be used to gain sensitive information, install botnet software, as well as many other common exploitations. Although Office files are not auto-opened by most web browsers and e-mail clients, the severity of this vulnerability should not be overlooked.

Currently there is no mitigation for this vulnerability.

eEye's Blink® Personal Edition protects from this vulnerability.
eEye's Blink® Professional Edition protects from this vulnerability.
eEye's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

Microsoft Security Bulletin (932554)

Microsoft Security Advisory (932553): Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution

2/2/2007: Original Advisory Posted
2/13/2007: MS07-015 Patch Released

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