Microsoft Office applications fail to properly handle PNG images. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
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.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
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
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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.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-0033
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