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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Publisher Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Publisher Bug in Processing Object Header Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020015
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020015
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0119   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 13 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Publisher. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a Publisher file with specially crafted object header data that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Cocoruder of Fortinet Security Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Publisher 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8675b9b6-fbf0-4ad2-9210-285e2cc10556

Microsoft Publisher 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=df623784-6e26-42c0-9e21-e7960b849e1e

Microsoft Publisher 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c18b060b-9828-4952-8e80-5328c0832d83

Microsoft Publisher 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c18b060b-9828-4952-8e80-5328c0832d83

Microsoft Publisher 2007:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e4b647c2-79a3-49e0-9b1d-741667fdbcca

Microsoft Publisher 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e4b647c2-79a3-49e0-9b1d-741667fdbcca

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-027.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-027.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 13 May 2008 13:19:17 -0400
Subject:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-027 Critical: Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (951208)


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-027.mspx

CVE-2008-0119
 
 


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