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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-018 Vulnerability in Microsoft Project Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950183) Microsoft Project Critical 09-04-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft Project handles specially crafted Project files. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a malformed file which could be included as an e-mail attachment, or hosted on a specially crafted or compromised Web site.
Detailed Information on the risk:
If a user were logged on with administrative user rights, 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. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS08-018

Affected Software

Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1
Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Project 2003 Service Pack 2