Security Bulletin

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-103 - Important

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2292970)

Published: December 14, 2010

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Publisher that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Publisher file. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Important for supported editions of Microsoft Publisher 2002, Microsoft Publisher 2003, Microsoft Publisher 2007, and Microsoft Publisher 2010. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting the way that Microsoft Publisher parses specially crafted Publisher files. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity.

Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2292970 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. When currently known issues and recommended solutions pertain only to specific releases of this software, this article provides links to further articles.

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Microsoft Office Suite and Other Software Component Maximum Security Impact Aggregate Severity Rating Bulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 Microsoft Publisher 2002 Service Pack 3
(KB2284692)
Remote Code Execution Important MS10-023
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Publisher 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB2284695)
Remote Code Execution Important MS10-036
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Publisher 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2284697)
Remote Code Execution Important MS10-036
Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Publisher 2010 (32-bit editions)
(KB2409055)
Remote Code Execution Important None
Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Publisher 2010 (64-bit editions)
(KB2409055)
Remote Code Execution Important None
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update ---------------------------------------------------------------- **Where are the file information details?**  Refer to the reference tables in the **Security Update Deployment** section for the location of the file information details. **Why does this update address several reported security vulnerabilities?**  This update contains support for several vulnerabilities because the modifications that are required to address these issues are located in related files. Instead of having to install several updates that are almost the same, customers need to install this update only. **How are Microsoft Office standalone programs affected by the vulnerabilities?**  A Microsoft Office standalone program is affected with the same severity rating as the corresponding component in a Microsoft Office Suite. For example, a standalone installation of Microsoft Publisher is affected with the same severity rating as an installation of Microsoft Publisher that was delivered with a Microsoft Office Suite. **The Microsoft Office component discussed in this article is part of the Microsoft Office Suite that I have installed on my system; however, I did not choose to install this specific component. Will I be offered this update?**  Yes, if the component discussed in this bulletin was delivered with the version of the Microsoft Office Suite installed on your system, the system will be offered updates for it whether the component is installed or not. The detection logic used to scan for affected systems is designed to check for updates for all components that were delivered with the particular Microsoft Office Suite and to offer the updates to a system. Users who choose not to apply an update for a component that is not installed, but is delivered with their version of the Microsoft Office Suite, will not increase the security risk of that system. On the other hand, users who do choose to install the update will not have a negative impact on the security or performance of a system. **Does the offer to update a non-vulnerable version of Microsoft Office constitute an issue in the Microsoft update mechanism?**  No, the update mechanism is functioning correctly in that it detects a lower version of the files on the system than in the update package and thus, offers the update. **I am using an older release of the software discussed in this security bulletin. What should I do?**  The affected software listed in this bulletin have been tested to determine which releases are affected. Other releases are past their support life cycle. For more information about the product lifecycle, visit the [Microsoft Support Lifecycle](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21742) Web site. It should be a priority for customers who have older releases of the software to migrate to supported releases to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. To determine the support lifecycle for your software release, see [Select a Product for Lifecycle Information](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=169555). For more information about service packs for these software releases, see [Lifecycle Supported Service Packs](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=89213). Customers who require custom support for older software must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, visit the [Microsoft Worldwide Information](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33329) Web site, select the country in the Contact Information list, and then click **Go** to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the [Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=169557). ### Vulnerability Information Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers ---------------------------------------------- The following severity ratings assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin's release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the [December bulletin summary](http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/ms10-dec). For more information, see [Microsoft Exploitability Index](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc998259.aspx).

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software
Affected Software Size Value Heap Corruption in pubconv.dll Vulnerability - CVE-2010-2569 Heap Overrun in pubconv.dll Vulnerability - CVE-2010-2570 Memory Corruption Due To Invalid Index Into Array in Pubconv.dll Vulnerability - CVE-2010-2571 Microsoft Publisher Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2010-3954 Array Indexing Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2010-3955 Aggregate Severity Rating
Microsoft Publisher 2002 Service Pack 3 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Microsoft Publisher 2003 Service Pack 3 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Important
Microsoft Publisher 2007 Service Pack 2 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Important
Microsoft Publisher 2010 (32-bit editions) Not applicable Important 
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Important 
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Important
Microsoft Publisher 2010 (64-bit editions) Not applicable Important 
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Important 
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Important
Size Value Heap Corruption in pubconv.dll Vulnerability - CVE-2010-2569 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Publisher parses Publisher files. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by creating a specially crafted Publisher file that could be included as an e-mail attachment, or hosted on a specially crafted or compromised Web site, and then convincing the user to open the specially crafted Publisher file. If a user were logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights. To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see [CVE-2010-2569](http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=cve-2010-2569). #### Mitigating Factors for Size Value Heap Corruption in pubconv.dll Vulnerability - CVE-2010-2569 Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation: - The vulnerability cannot be exploited automatically through e-mail. For an attack to be successful a user must open an attachment that is sent in an e-mail message. - An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. - In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site, and then convince them to open the specially crafted Publisher file. #### Workarounds for Size Value Heap Corruption in pubconv.dll Vulnerability - CVE-2010-2569 Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality: - **Disable the Publisher Converter DLL** Run the following commands from a command prompt as an administrator: **For 32-bit editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003:** `cacls "c:\program files\Microsoft Office\

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user intervention officeXP-KB2284692-FullFile-ENU.exe /q:a
Installing without restarting officeXP-KB2284692-FullFile-ENU.exe /r:n
Update log file Not applicable
Further information For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance. 

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required? In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotPatching Not applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2284692
Registry Key Verification Not applicable
#### Office Features The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use **REINSTALL=ALL** or you can install the following features: | Product | Feature | |----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------| | PIPC1, PPT, PROPLUS, PRO, STD, STDEDU, WORD, EXCEL | MSDrawFiles | | PUB, SBE | PubPrimary, MSDrawFiles | **Note** Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the **Update Resources** section for the software version you are updating. The [Windows Installer Documentation](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21685) also provides more information about the parameters supported by Windows Installer. #### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version. To install the 2.0 or later version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=5a58b56f-60b6-4412-95b9-54d056d6f9f4&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows 2000](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33338) For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches. | Switch | Description | |-------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | **/q** | Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted. | | **/q:u** | Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user. | | **/q:a** | Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user. | | **/t:path** | Specifies the target folder for extracting files. | | **/c** | Extracts the files without installing them. If **/t:path** is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder. | | **/c:path** | Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file. | | **/r:n** | Never restarts the system after installation. | | **/r:I** | Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with **/q:a**. | | **/r:a** | Always restarts the system after installation. | | **/r:s** | Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user. | | **/n:v** | No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version. | **Note** You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841). **Removing the Update** To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. **Note** When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903771). **Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied** - **Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer** To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, **Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance**, earlier in this bulletin for more information. - **File Version Verification** Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. 1. Click **Start**, and then click **Search**. 2. In the **Search Results** pane, click **All files and folders** under **Search Companion**. 3. In the **All or part of the file name** box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click **Search**. 4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click **Properties**. **Note** Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed. 5. On the **Version** tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table. **Note** Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation. #### Publisher 2003 (all editions) **Reference Table** The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the **Deployment Information** subsection below.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user intervention office2003-KB2284695-FullFile-ENU.exe /q:a
Installing without restarting office2003-KB2284695-FullFile-ENU.exe /r:n
Update log file Not applicable
Further information For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance. 

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required? In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotPatching Not applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office 2003 CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2284695
Registry Key Verification Not applicable
#### Office Features The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use **REINSTALL=ALL** or you can install the following features: | Product | Feature | |---------------------------------------|------------| | PRO11SB, PROI11, PRO11, PUB11, STDP11 | PubPrimary | **Note** Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the **Update Resources** section for the software version you are updating. The [Windows Installer Documentation](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21685) also provides more information about the parameters supported by Windows Installer. #### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version. To install the 2.0 or later version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=5a58b56f-60b6-4412-95b9-54d056d6f9f4&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows 2000](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33338) For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches. | Switch | Description | |-------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | **/q** | Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted. | | **/q:u** | Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user. | | **/q:a** | Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user. | | **/t:path** | Specifies the target folder for extracting files. | | **/c** | Extracts the files without installing them. If **/t:path** is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder. | | **/c:path** | Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file. | | **/r:n** | Never restarts the system after installation. | | **/r:I** | Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with **/q:a**. | | **/r:a** | Always restarts the system after installation. | | **/r:s** | Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user. | | **/n:v** | No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version. | **Note** You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841). **Removing the Update** To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. **Note** When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office 2003 CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903771). **Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied** - **Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer** To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, **Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance**, earlier in this bulletin for more information. - **File Version Verification** Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. 1. Click **Start** and then enter an update file name in the **Start Search** box. 2. When the file appears under **Programs**, right-click the file name and click **Properties**. 3. On the **General** tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article. 4. You can also click the **Details** tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article. 5. Finally, you can also click the **Previous Versions** tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file. #### Publisher 2007 (all editions) **Reference Table** The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, **Deployment Information**, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user intervention publisher2007-kb2284697-fullfile-x86-glb.exe /passive
Installing without restarting publisher2007-kb2284697-fullfile-x86-glb.exe /norestart
Update log file Not applicable
Further information For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required? In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotPatching Not applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2284697
Registry Key Verification Not applicable
#### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. This security update requires that Windows Installer 3.1 or later be installed on the system. To install the 3.1 or later version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=5a58b56f-60b6-4412-95b9-54d056d6f9f4&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows 2000](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en) For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches. | Switch | Description | |---------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | **/?** or **/help** | Displays usage dialog. | | **/passive** | Specifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel. | | **/quiet** | Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted. | | **/norestart** | Suppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart. | | **/forcerestart** | Automatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart. | | **/extract** | Extracts the files without installing them. You are prompted for a target folder. | | **/extract:<path>** | Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file. | | **/lang:<LCID>** | Forces the use of a specific language, when the update package supports that language. | | **/log:<log file>** | Enables logging, by both Vnox and Installer, during the update installation. | **Note** You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841). **Removing the Update** To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. **Note** When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903771). **Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied** - **Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer** To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, **Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance**, earlier in this bulletin for more information. - **File Version Verification** Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. 1. Click **Start** and then enter an update file name in the **Start Search** box. 2. When the file appears under **Programs**, right-click the file name and click **Properties**. 3. On the **General** tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article. 4. You can also click the **Details** tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article. 5. Finally, you can also click the **Previous Versions** tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file. #### Publisher 2010 (all editions) **Reference Table** The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, **Deployment Information**, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user intervention For Microsoft Publisher 2010 (32-bit editions):
Publisher2010-kb2409055-fullfile-x86-glb.exe /passive
For Microsoft Publisher 2010 (64-bit editions):
Publisher2010-kb2409055-fullfile-x64-glb.exe /passive
Installing without restarting For Microsoft Publisher 2010 (32-bit editions):
Publisher2010-kb2409055-fullfile-x86-glb.exe /norestart
For Microsoft Publisher 2010 (64-bit editions):
Publisher2010-kb2409055-fullfile-x64-glb.exe /norestart
Update log file Not applicable
Further information For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required? In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotPatching Not applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2409055
Registry Key Verification Not applicable
#### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. This security update requires that Windows Installer 3.1 or later be installed on the system. To install the 3.1 or later version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=5a58b56f-60b6-4412-95b9-54d056d6f9f4&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows 2000](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en) For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches. | Switch | Description | |---------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | **/?** or **/help** | Displays usage dialog. | | **/passive** | Specifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel. | | **/quiet** | Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted. | | **/norestart** | Suppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart. | | **/forcerestart** | Automatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart. | | **/extract** | Extracts the files without installing them. You are prompted for a target folder. | | **/extract:<path>** | Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file. | | **/lang:<LCID>** | Forces the use of a specific language, when the update package supports that language. | | **/log:<log file>** | Enables logging, by both Vnox and Installer, during the update installation. | **Note** You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841). **Removing the Update** To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. **Note** When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903771). **Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied** - **Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer** To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, **Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance**, earlier in this bulletin for more information. - **File Version Verification** Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. 1. Click **Start** and then enter an update file name in the **Start Search** box. 2. When the file appears under **Programs**, right-click the file name and click **Properties**. 3. On the **General** tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article. 4. You can also click the **Details** tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article. 5. Finally, you can also click the **Previous Versions** tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file. ### Other Information #### Acknowledgments Microsoft [thanks](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21127) the following for working with us to help protect customers: - Chaouki Bekrar of [VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team](http://www.vupen.com/) for reporting the Size Value Heap Corruption in pubconv.dll Vulnerability (CVE-2010-2569) - Chaouki Bekrar of [VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team](http://www.vupen.com/) for reporting the Heap Overrun in pubconv.dll Vulnerability (CVE-2010-2570) - Chaouki Bekrar of [VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team](http://www.vupen.com/) for reporting the Memory Corruption Due To Invalid Index Into Array in Pubconv.dll Vulnerability (CVE-2010-2571) - Chaouki Bekrar of [VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team](http://www.vupen.com/) for reporting the Microsoft Publisher Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-3954) - Chaouki Bekrar of [VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team](http://www.vupen.com/) for reporting the Array Indexing Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-3955) #### Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections Web sites provided by program partners, listed in [Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners](http://www.microsoft.com/security/msrc/mapp/partners.mspx). #### Support - Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from [Security Support](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21131) or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see [Microsoft Help and Support](http://support.microsoft.com/). - International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the [International Support Web site](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21155). #### Disclaimer The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply. #### Revisions - V1.0 (December 14, 2010): Bulletin published. *Built at 2014-04-18T13:49:36Z-07:00*