Microsoft Publisher Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (951208)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4502


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Publisher.


The 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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Publisher 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007:

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4502

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/19

Nessus ID: 32311

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0119

BID: 29158

IAVA: 2008-A-0029