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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-012 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (947085) Microsoft Office Critical 13-02-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft Office Publisher validates application data when loading Publisher files to memory. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Publisher (.pub) file.
Detailed Information on the risk:
When a user views the .pub file, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS08-012

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2