Microsoft Office RTF Parsing Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityZDI-08-023: May 13th, 2008
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page, open a malicious email, or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists when parsing malformed RTF documents. When processing a combination of RTF tags a heap overflow occurs. Successful exploitation can lead to remote compromise of a system under the credentials of the currently logged in user.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2008-01-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-05-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
wushi of team509