Intrusion Prevention

MS.Word.RTF.Dpgroup.Parsing.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the software handles a malformed "RFT" file. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted "RFT" file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office Word 2000 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Word 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Word 2007
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Microsoft Office Word 2007 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Outlook 2007 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the patch supplied by the vendor:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-072.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2008-4030