Intrusion Prevention

MS.Word.RTF.Parsing.Engine.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a memory-corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Office Word.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software parses a malformed RTF file. It may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code by convincing a victim to open a malicious file in MS Word.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the update released by the vendor:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-056.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-1901