Published Dec 29, 2010|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:Win32/CVE-2010-3333

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

Exploit:Win32/CVE-2010-3333 is a detection for specially-crafted RTF files that try to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Word. The vulnerability is discussed in CVE-2010-3333 and resolved with the release of Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-087.

If you open a document using a version of Microsoft Word that's not updated to the latest secure version, malicious code within the file can run in your PC. We've seen this threat download and drop other malware.

In the wild, we've received samples masquerading as files related to the "Bilawar Bhutto Sex Scandal" and a "New Year's Greeting Card" (with both the file name and message written in Russian).