Microsoft PowerPoint fails to properly handle malformed records. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft PowerPoint is presentation software that is available on Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac platforms.
A PowerPoint document is made up of a tree of records. These records can contain data or other records.
Microsoft PowerPoint fails to properly handle malformed records.
By convincing a user to open a PowerPoint document, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system with the privileges of the user.
Apply an update
This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-028. Note that Windows and Mac versions of PowerPoint are affected.
Do not open PowerPoint documents from untrusted sources
By only accessing PowerPoint documents from trusted or known sources, the chances of exploitation are reduced.
Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
Microsoft Corporation| | -| 13 Jun 2006
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Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A
Thanks to Microsoft Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Will Dormann.