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       Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code
                            Execution (2950145)
                               9 April 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Publisher 2003
                   Microsoft Publisher 2007
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-1759  

Original Bulletin: 

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-020 - Important

Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution 

Published Date: April 8, 2014

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft 
Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a 
specially crafted file in an affected version of Microsoft Publisher. An 
attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same 
user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to 
have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who 
operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Important for supported editions of Microsoft 
Publisher 2003 and Microsoft Publisher 2007.

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3

Vulnerability Information

Arbitrary Pointer Dereference Vulnerability - CVE-2014-1759

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that affected versions 
of Microsoft Publisher parses specially crafted files. An attacker who 
successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code as the 
current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, 
an attacker could take complete control of the 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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