VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2006-09-20

Sourcefire VRT Advisory

Date: 2006-09-12


The Sourcefire VRT has completed research into a vulnerability affecting Microsoft Publisher documents and has updated the OfficeCat tool to process pub files to determine the presence of possible exploit conditions.


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-054:
Microsoft Publisher contains a programming error that can allow a remote attacker to run code of their choosing on an affected host system via the processing of a malformed .pub file.

The OfficeCat tool has been updated to process Microsoft Publisher files to determine if the file contains possible exploit code for this vulnerability.

OfficeCat tool download

download zip archive here

Instructions for use

  1. Unzip the archive
  2. Open a command shell
  3. Execute the tool executable with a document name for checking

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