Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 buffer overflow vulnerability

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by MrBrian, Oct 19, 2011.

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  1. MrBrian

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    Ha! :)

    On a more serious note, they have been aware of this for months. Why in the hell is it taking so long to patch this?

    Source: http://www.coresecurity.com/content/publisher-pubconv-memory-corruption
     
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    Somewhat OT but,
    Re. Secunia, it's worth noting that this advisory, like so many of their advisories, is not based on their original, in-house, research but on a report by an affected party.

    That's why Secunia's statistics that this or that software/OS has so many vulnerabilities more than some other software/OS needs to be understood.

    Of course, publicists and salesmen will promptly and ruthlessly exploit such "reports" to misguide people. A possible illustration is here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=310176
     
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    I actually did think about that as I posted it, but I decided to take a chance :D.
     
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