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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Publisher Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Publisher Buffer Overflow in Parsing '.pub' Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016825
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0001   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Office Publisher 2000, 2002, and 2003
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Publisher. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a Publisher (.pub) file containing a specially crafted string that, when parsed by the target user with Publisher, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft credits Stuart Pearson of Computer Terrorism with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2:

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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