Check Point Advisories

Workaround for Multiple Microsoft Publisher Vulnerabilities (MS08-012)

Check Point Reference: SBP-2008-01
Date Published: 12 Feb 2008
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Tuesday 01 January, 2008
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-012
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-0102
Protection Provided by:
Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Publisher 2000 SP3
Microsoft Publisher 2002 SP3
Microsoft Publisher 2003 SP2
Vulnerability Description Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Publisher. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application for creating marketing materials, managing customer lists and more. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities via a specially crafted .pub file. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-012
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerabilities are due to a memory corruption error in Microsoft Publisher that fails to properly handle malformed files. A remote attacker could trigger these flaws by convincing the victim to open a specially crafted Publisher file (.pub). Successful exploitation of these issues may allow execution of arbitrary code once the malformed file is opened on a vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

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