Microsoft Publisher does not adequately validate Publisher documents. This results in a buffer overflow vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Publisher.
Microsoft Publisher does not adequately validate strings within Publisher documents. Based on CT12-09-2006-2, the strings may be related to font information. The inadequate validation could allow a buffer overflow to occur. This vulnerability could be triggered when a user opens a specially crafted Publisher document.
By convincing a user to open a specially crafted Publisher document, a remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Publisher.
Apply the appropriate updates (910729) referenced by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-054. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910729 describes known issues that may be caused by applying the updates. Specifically, updated versions of Publisher are no longer able to open Publisher 2.0 files.
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Stuart Pearson of Computer Terrorism.
This document was written by Art Manion.
|Date First Published:||2006-09-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-09-15 19:59 UTC|