Executive Summary

TitleVulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2950145)
NameMS14-020First vendor Publication2014-04-08
VendorMicrosoftLast vendor Modification2014-04-08
Severity (Vendor) ImportantRevision1.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score9.3Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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Revision Note: V1.0 (April 8, 2014): Bulletin published.

Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file in an affected version of Microsoft Publisher. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Original Source

Url : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-020

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24524
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24524
Title: Arbitrary pointer dereference vulnerability - CVE-2014-1759 (MS14-020)
Description: pubconv.dll in Microsoft Publisher 2003 SP3 and 2007 SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (incorrect pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted .pub file, aka "Arbitrary Pointer Dereference Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2014-1759
Version: 7
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Product(s): Microsoft Publisher 2007
Microsoft Publisher 2003
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

2014-04-10IAVM : 2014-A-0050 - Microsoft Publisher Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0048679

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2014-04-08Name : Microsoft Publisher, a component of Microsoft Office installed on the remote ...
File : smb_nt_ms14-020.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2014-04-11 21:21:47
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2014-04-10 13:26:57
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2014-04-09 13:26:29
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2014-04-09 13:22:25
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2014-04-08 21:16:34
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