Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.Word.DDEAUTO.Command.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Command Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted doc file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted doc file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Currently we are unaware of any vendor supplied patch for this issue.