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It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host
using Microsoft Office Publisher.
The remote Windows host contains a version of Microsoft Office
Publisher that fails to properly calculate object handler data when
opening, importing, or converting files created in versions older than
Microsoft Office Publisher 2007, which could lead to memory
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a
specially crafted Publisher file with Microsoft Office Publisher, he
may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code subject
to the user's privileges.
See also :
Microsoft has released a patch for Publisher 2007.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true