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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0001

Original release date: 09/12/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Publisher 2000 through 2003 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PUB file, which causes an overflow when parsing fonts.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:590
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: XF
Name: publisher-pub-code-execution(28648)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.computerterrorism.com/research/ct12-09-2006-2.htm
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061187
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016825
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21863
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#406236
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3565
External Source: BID
Name: 19951
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MS
Name: MS06-054
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060912 Computer Terrorism (UK) :: Incident Response Centre - Microsoft Publisher Font Parsing Vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-255A
External Source: SREASON
Name: 1548

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:590
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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