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           ESB-2005.0298 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-023
         Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word May Lead to Remote Code
                            Execution (890169)
                               13 April 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Word 2000
                   Microsoft Word 2002
                   Microsoft Office Word 2003
                   Microsoft Works Suite 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0558 CAN-2004-0963

Original Bulletin:

Comment: From Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-023:
         "If a user is logged on with administrative privileges, an attacker
         who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete
         control of an affected system, including installing programs; viewing,
         changing, or deleting data; or creating new accounts with full
         privileges. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer
         privileges on the system would be at less risk than users who operate
         with administrative privileges."

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-023
Title: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word May Lead to Remote Code Execution (890169)

Affected Software:	
 - Microsoft Word 2000 and Microsoft Works Suite 2001	
 - Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Works Suite 2002, Microsoft Works Suite 2003,
                    and Microsoft Works Suite 2004
 - Microsoft Office Word 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote code execution
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

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