Vulnerability Note VU#155563
Microsoft Office Project vulnerable to remote code execution via specially crafted Project file
A vulnerability in the way Microsoft Office Project parses files may lead to execution of arbitrary code.
Microsoft Office Project contains a vulnerability that could be exploited when Project attempts to parse specially crafted files. According to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-018, "Microsoft Project does not properly validate memory resource allocations when opening Project files."
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the affected user or cause a denial-of-service condition.
Microsoft has released an update to address this issue. See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-018 for more details.
Do not open untrusted Microsoft Office documents
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||08 Apr 2008|
|Gnash||Unknown||11 Apr 2008||11 Apr 2008|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-018. Microsoft credits National Cyber Security Center, The Republic of Korea for reporting this Project Memory Validation Vulnerability.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2008-1088
- Date Public: 08 Apr 2008
- Date First Published: 08 Apr 2008
- Date Last Updated: 29 Apr 2008
- Severity Metric: 24.30
- Document Revision: 10
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