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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-6456

Original release date: 12/11/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, and 2003 and Word Viewer 2003 allows remote attackers to execute code via unspecified vectors related to malformed data structures that trigger memory corruption, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-5994.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061211 The newest Word flaw is due to malformed data structure handling
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/12/10/new-report-of-a-word-zero-day.aspx
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-044A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://vil.mcafeesecurity.com/vil/content/v_vul27249.htm
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#166700
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: word-unspec-code-execution(30806)
External Source: BID
Name: 21518
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017579
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061210 Another, different MS Word 0-day vulnerability reported
External Source: MS
Name: MS07-014
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017358
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1925
Type: Advisory
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20061210 Another, different MS Word 0-day vulnerability reported
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:746
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-4920
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20061211 The newest Word flaw is due to malformed data structure handling
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0435
External Source: MISC
Name: http://vil.mcafeesecurity.com/vil/content/v_141056.htm
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061210 Re: Another, different MS Word 0-day vulnerability reported

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:746
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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