Remote code execution in Microsoft Office Publisher

Published: 2017-09-12 21:58:58
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVSSv2 6.9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
CVSSv3 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CVE ID CVE-2017-8725
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Microsoft Publisher
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Publisher 2007
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Vendor URL Microsoft
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) Buffer overflow

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when processing files in Microsoft Publisher. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8725

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