Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-037 - Critical
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936548)
This important security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Microsoft Office Publisher file. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability.
This is an important security update for supported releases of Microsoft Office Publisher 2007. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
This security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 handles malformed .pub files. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers should apply the update at the earliest opportunity.
Known Issues. None
The software listed here has been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Office Suite and Other Affected Software||Component||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Bulletins Replaced by This Update|
|2007 Microsoft Office System||Microsoft Office Publisher 2007||Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
|Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3||Microsoft Publisher 2000|
|Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3||Microsoft Publisher 2002|
|Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2||Microsoft Publisher 2003|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
eEye for reporting the Publisher Invalid Memory Reference Vulnerability - CVE-2007-1754.
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- V1.0 (July 10, 2007): Bulletin published.