15 July 2009
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2009.1054 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969516) 15 July 2009 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Microsoft Office Publisher Publisher: Microsoft Operating System: Windows Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch CVE Names: CVE-2009-0566 Original Bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-030.mspx - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-030 - Important Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969516) Published: July 14, 2009 Version: 1.0 General Information Executive Summary This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Publisher file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This security update is rated Important for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Service Pack 1. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section. This update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Microsoft Office Publisher opens Publisher files. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information. Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity. Affected Software 2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1 Vulnerability Information Pointer Dereference Vulnerability - CVE-2009-0566 A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office Publisher opens, imports, and converts files created in versions older than Microsoft Office Publisher 2007. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by creating a specially crafted Publisher file that could be included as an e-mail attachment, or hosted on a specially crafted or compromised Web site. If a user were logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. 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