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ZDI-10-069: Microsoft Office Publisher File Conversion TextBox Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability



ZDI-10-069: Microsoft Office Publisher File Conversion TextBox Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-069
April 13, 2010

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2010-0479

-- Affected Vendors:
Microsoft

-- Affected Products:
Microsoft Office Publisher

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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office. Exploitation requires user
interaction in that a victim must open a malicious PUB file.

The specific flaw exists within the code responsible for converting
files from the Publisher 97 format. While processing a TextBox item,
several programming errors can be triggered allowing a maliciously
created publisher file to execute arbitrary code under the context of
the user opening the file.

-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-023.mspx

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2009-11-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-04-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Lionel d'Hauenens (www.laboskopia.com)

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