MS11-022: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: April 12, 2011

ID KB2464588
Type mskb
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2012-05-11T21:56:13


<html><body><p>Resolves a vulnerability in Office PowerPoint 2003 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.</p><h2>INTRODUCTION</h2><div class="kb-summary-section section">Microsoft has released security bulletin MS11-022. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites: <ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>Home users:<br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-1" target="_self"></a></div><span class="text-base">Skip the details</span>: Download the updates for your home computer or laptop from the Microsoft Update website now:<br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-2" target="_self"></a></div></li><li>IT professionals:<br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-3" target="_self"></a></div></li></ul><span><h3 class="sbody-h3">How to obtain help and support for this security update</h3> <br/>Help installing updates: <br/><a href="" id="kb-link-4" target="_self">Support for Microsoft Update</a><br/><br/>Security solutions for IT professionals: <br/><a href="" id="kb-link-5" target="_self">TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support</a><br/><br/>Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:<br/><a href="" id="kb-link-6" target="_self">Virus Solution and Security Center</a><br/><br/>Local support according to your country: <br/><a href="" id="kb-link-7" target="_self">International Support</a><br/><br/></span></div><h2>More Information</h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h3 class="sbody-h3">Known issue with this security update</h3>When you open presentations that contain layouts that have background images in PowerPoint 2003, an error may occur. When the error occurs, you receive the following error message:<div class="indent"><div class="sbody-error">PowerPoint was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects on slides in the file, "<strong class="sbody-strong">filename</strong>", because they have become corrupted. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it not possible to recover the lost information. To ensure that the file can be opened in previous versions of PowerPoint, use the Save As command (File menu) and save the file with either the same or a new name.</div></div><br/>You can determine what content was lost by viewing the layout. But you cannot determine what content was lost by viewing the slide content. Items that were removed are displayed with a blank box or with a box that contains "cleansed."<br/><br/>For more information about this known issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: <div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-8">2543241 </a> Description of the Office PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package</div>This known issue is fixed in security update 2535812. For more information about security update 2535812, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:<div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-9">2535812 </a> MS11-036: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: May 10, 2011</div></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Prerequisites to apply this security update</h4>To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed on the computer.<br/><br/>For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:<br/> <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-11">307841 </a> How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003</div></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Restart information</h4>You do not have to restart the computer after you install this security update.</div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Security update replacement information</h4>This security update replaces the following security update:<br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-12">2413304 </a> MS10-088: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: November 9, 2010</div></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Removal information</h4>To remove this security update, use the <strong class="uiterm">Add or Remove Programs</strong> item or use the <strong class="uiterm">Programs and Features</strong> item in Control Panel.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Note</span> When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the <strong class="uiterm">Add or Remove Programs</strong> item or the <strong class="uiterm">Programs and Features</strong> item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue.<br/><br/> For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:<br/><br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-13">903771 </a> Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates</div></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-summary-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">File information</h4>The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the <strong class="uiterm">Time Zone</strong> tab in the <strong class="uiterm">Date and Time</strong> item in Control Panel.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><th class="sbody-th">File name</th><th class="sbody-th">File version</th><th class="sbody-th">File size</th><th class="sbody-th">Date</th><th class="sbody-th">Time</th></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Powerpnt.exe</td><td class="sbody-td">11.0.8334.0</td><td class="sbody-td">6,419,800</td><td class="sbody-td">02-Mar-2011</td><td class="sbody-td">21:20</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Pp7x32.dll</td><td class="sbody-td">11.0.8329.0</td><td class="sbody-td">94,544</td><td class="sbody-td">30-Sep-2010</td><td class="sbody-td">19:50</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Pptview.exe</td><td class="sbody-td">11.0.8318.0</td><td class="sbody-td">1,790,808</td><td class="sbody-td">15-Jan-2010</td><td class="sbody-td">00:48</td></tr></table></div></div></body></html>