MDropper.Q - Exploits unpatched MS Word 2000 vulnerability
This new vulnerability only affects Word 2000 and is being exploited in-the-wild. Stay up-to-date on AV protection and avoid all suspicious Word documents found in email.
Symantec - MDropper.Q Trojan Description
Microsoft Word 2000 Document Handling Client-Side Command Execution Vulnerability
QUOTE: A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Word 2000, which could be exploited by attackers to take complete control of an affected system. This flaw is due to a memory corruption error when handling a malformed document, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Word document. This zero-day vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild by Trojan.Mdropper.Q.
Microsoft Word 2000 Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia Advisory: SA21735
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Rating: Extremely critical
Impact: System access
Where: From remote
Solution Status: Unpatched
Software: Microsoft Office 2000, Word 2000
Exploits: The vulnerability is being actively exploited.
Discovered by: Discovered in the wild as a 0-day.
A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Word 2000, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.