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
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.
|Date First Published:||2008-04-08|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-04-29 17:10 UTC|