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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS09-074 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Project Could Allow Remote Code Execution (967183) Microsoft Office Critical 08-12-2009

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office Project. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Project file.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office Project handles specially crafted Project files. 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 : MS09-074

Affected Software

Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1
Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1