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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2017-8725 Microsoft Office Publisher Remote Code Execution Microsoft Publisher Critical 13-09-2017

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could use a specially crafted file to perform actions in the security context of the current user.

Detailed Information on the risk:
In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website (or leverage a compromised website that accepts or hosts user-provided content) that contains a specially crafted file that is designed to exploit the vulnerability. However, an attacker would have no way to force the user to visit the website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince the user to click a link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or Instant Messenger message, and then convince the user to open the specially crafted file.

Further information on this exploit is available at : CVE-2017-8725

Affected Software

Microsoft Publisher 2007 SP3
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)