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MS08-027

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-027
Technical name:MS08-027
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution, Vulnerabilidad en Microsoft Publisher podría permitir la ejecución remota de código
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in certain versions of Publisher, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged-on user.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:May 14, 2008
Detection updated on:May 14, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-027 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in certain versions of Office Publisher, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

The affected versions are:

  • 2007 Office System: Publisher 2007.
  • Office 2003 Service Pack 2: Publisher 2003.
  • Office XP Service Pack 3: Publisher 2002.
  • Office 2000 Service Pack 3: Publisher 2000.

If exploited successfully, MS08-027 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged-on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

MS08-027 is exploited by sending a specially crafted Publisher file via email and enticing users into opening it or by hosting a specially crafted Publisher file in a web page and entincing users into visiting it.

 

If you have any of the vulnerable programs installed on your computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.

Additionally, bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces the bulletins called MS08-012 and MS07-037, depending on the versions.