Remote code execution in Microsoft Word

Published: 2007-02-06 | Updated: 2016-12-06
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2007-0515
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow


Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0515

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability is caused by boundary error when processing malformed function in Word files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Word file, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.


Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Word 2000 - Download the update (KB929139)

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac - Download the update (KB932185)

Vulnerable software versions

: 2000

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.