Intrusion Prevention

MS.Word.dppolycount.RTF.Control.Word.Handling.Integer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against an Integer Overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Word.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a malicious RTF file. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted RTF 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
Outlook 2007
Microsoft Office Word 2007 Service Pack 1
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
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 patch supplied by the vendor:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-072.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2008-4025