Note: This page is part of the archive.

This document is part of the US-CERT website archive. These documents are no longer updated and may contain outdated information. Links may also no longer function. Please contact if you have any questions about the US-CERT website archive.

Alert (SA06-250A)

Microsoft Word Vulnerability

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Word 2000

Other versions of Word and other Microsoft Office programs may also be affected.


A vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000 could allow an attacker to gain control of your computer.


Do not open untrusted documents

Microsoft has not yet released an update to address this vulnerability. Do not open unfamiliar or unexpected Word or other Office documents, including those received as email attachments or hosted on a web site. For more information, please see Using Caution with Email Attachments.


An attacker could exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000 by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Word document. A Word document could be attached to an email message, hosted on a web site, or included in another Office document. This vulnerability may affect other versions of Word and other Microsoft Office programs.

For more technical information, see Vulnerability Note VU#806548 and Microsoft Security Advisory (925059).



Revision History

  • September 7, 2006: Initial release

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

Was this document helpful?  Yes  |  Somewhat  |  No