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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Publisher Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Publisher Local Machine Access Control Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041105
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8245   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 12 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010 SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Publisher. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The system does not properly control access in the Local Machine zone when instantiating OLE object. A remote user can create a specially crafted document that, when opened by the target user via Publisher, will execute arbitrary code in the Local Machine zone on the target user's system.

Eduardo Braun Prado (via iDefense Labs) reported this vulnerability.

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

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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