Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 973472

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: July 13, 2009 | Updated: August 11, 2009

Version: 2.0

Microsoft has completed the investigation of a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components. We have issued MS09-043 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS09-043. The vulnerability addressed is the Office Web Components HTML Script Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1136.



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  • V1.0 (July 13, 2009): Advisory published.
  • V1.1 (July 15, 2009): Updated the impact description of the workaround, "Prevent Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer."
  • V1.2 (July 23, 2009): Added additional workarounds.
  • V2.0 (August 11, 2009): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.

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