Intrusion Prevention

MS.Word.PlfLfo.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a memory-corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Word.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a crafted Word file. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted Word file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office Word 2000 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac

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-2008-4024