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Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

CVE-2012-0182

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

Microsoft Word 2007 SP2 and SP3 does not properly handle memory during the parsing of Word documents, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted document, aka "Word PAPX Section Corruption Vulnerability."

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-94 - Code Injection

Code injection is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability fully compromises the machine and can cause a wide variety of security issues, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, manipulation of data, denial of service attacks etc. Code injection is different from command injection in the fact that it is limited by the functionality of the injected language (e.g. PHP), as opposed to command injection, which leverages existing code to execute commands, usually within the context of a shell.

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