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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Publisher Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Publisher Pointer Dereference Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022546
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022546
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0566   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 14 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Office 2007 SP1
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 specially crafted Publisher file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a pointer dereference and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Lionel d'Hauenens of Labo Skopia reported this vulnerability via VeriSign iDefense Labs.

Impact:   A remote user can create a Publisher 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:

2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1, Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d4b0665d-5744-49c7-a3c0-f231fd08d3b8

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-030.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-030.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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