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|worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Office Publisher, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer. The affected version is Office Publisher 2007.|
If exploited successfully, MS09-030 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.
This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted Publisher file and enticing users to open it. This malicious file can be distributed using several methods, such as email, instant messaging programs, web hosting, etc.
If you have the vulnerable component 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.