Intrusion Prevention

MS.Publisher.Contents.Index.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher.
The vulnerability is caused by an error that occurs when the software handles a malformed .PUB file. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .PUB file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Publisher 2000
Microsoft Office Publisher 2002
Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 Service Pack 2

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-012.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2008-0104