Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 919637

Vulnerability in Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: May 10, 2005 | Updated: June 13, 2006

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of a vulnerability. We have issued a security bulletin to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review the security bulletin . The vulnerability addressed is the “Microsoft Word Malformed Object Pointer Vulnerability - CVE-2006-1359”.



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  • May 22, 2006: Advisory published.
  • June 2, 2006: Advisory revised to update the “Frequently Asked Questions” section and provide additional clarity around “Step 2 Append /safe to the WINWORD.EXE command line” for “Enterprise Customers using group policy” section under “Always use Microsoft Word in Safe Mode”.
  • June 13, 2006: Advisory updated to reference released security bulletin.

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