Vulnerability Note VU#459388
Microsoft Office fails to properly handle PNG images
Microsoft Office applications fail to properly handle PNG images. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft Office applications fail to properly parse PNG images. When an Office document containing a malformed PNG image is opened with an Office application, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
More information, including a list of affected Office applications, is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-039.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Apply a patch from your vendor
Do not access Office documents from untrusted sources
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||11 Jul 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0033
- Date Public: 11 Jul 2006
- Date First Published: 11 Jul 2006
- Date Last Updated: 11 Jul 2006
- Severity Metric: 21.16
- Document Revision: 10
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