Microsoft Office fails to properly handle PNG images

2006-07-11T00:00:00
ID VU:459388
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-07-11T21:10:00

Description

Overview

Microsoft Office applications fail to properly handle PNG images. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Microsoft Office applications fail to properly parse PNG images. When an Office document containing a malformed PNG image is opened with an Office application, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

More information, including a list of affected Office applications, is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-039.


Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


Solution

Apply a patch from your vendor
Microsoft addresses this vulnerability with the updates listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-039.


Do not access Office documents from untrusted sources

By only accessing Office documents, such as spreadsheets or Microsoft Word documents, from trusted or known sources, the chances of exploitation are reduced.


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Updated: July 11, 2006

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Refer to <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-039.mspx>.

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References

<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-039.mspx>

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-039. Microsoft credits Fortinet Inc. with providing information regarding this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-0033
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Severity Metric: | 21.16
Date Public: | 2006-07-11
Date First Published: | 2006-07-11
Date Last Updated: | 2006-07-11 21:10 UTC
Document Revision: | 10