Microsoft Publisher Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (951208)
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4502
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Publisher.
DescriptionThe remote host is running a version of Microsoft Publisher which is subject to a flaw which may allow arbitrary code to be run. An attacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host. To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to a user of the remote computer and have it open it. Then a bug in the font parsing handler would result in code execution.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Publisher 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007: