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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Project Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Project Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019797
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019797
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1088   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 8 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SR1, 2002 SP1, 2003 SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Project. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Project file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The National Cyber Security Center of the Republic of Korea reported 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 Project 2000 Service Release 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=fbe46241-b9da-40c6-803d-42eb6234be77

Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=07a90718-6597-426d-9dca-a336d60c01b8

Microsoft Project 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=aaba07d6-e972-4e85-bccd-406aa2c4a4f4

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-018.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-018.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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