Intrusion Prevention

MS.Word.RTF.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Heap Overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Word.
The vulnerability is caused by an error that occurs when the vulnerable software handles a malicious "RTF" file. A remote attacker may exploit this to execute arbitrary code via a crafted "RTF" file.

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
Microsoft Office Word Viewer
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
Microsoft Works 9

Impact

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

CVE References

CVE-2010-1901