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Microsoft PowerPoint Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An unspecified error when processing PowerPoint documents containing a malformed string can be exploited to corrupt system memory and may allow execution of arbitrary code when a malicious PowerPoint document is opened.

NOTE: This vulnerability is reportedly being exploited in the wild.

2) An unspecified error when processing PowerPoint documents containing a malformed object pointer can be exploited to corrupt system memory and may allow execution of arbitrary code when a malicious PowerPoint document is opened.

3) An unspecified error when processing PowerPoint documents containing a malformed data record can be exploited to corrupt system memory and may allow execution of arbitrary code when a malicious PowerPoint document is opened.

4) An unspecified error when processing PowerPoint documents containing a malformed record can be exploited to corrupt system memory and may allow execution of arbitrary code when a malicious PowerPoint document is opened.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Reported as an 0-day.
2) The vendor credits Arnaud Dovi.
3) Dejun Meng, Fortinet.
4) The vendor credits Chris Ries.

Original Advisory:
MS06-058 (KB924163):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-058.mspx

Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/925984.mspx

Fortinet:
http://www.fortiguardcenter.com/advisory/FGA-2006-27.html

ZDI:
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-06-032.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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