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Vulnerability Report: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003

This vulnerability report for Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 contains a complete overview of all Secunia advisories affecting it. You can use this vulnerability report to ensure that you are aware of all vulnerabilities, both patched and unpatched, affecting this product allowing you to take the necessary precautions.

If you have information about a new or an existing vulnerability in Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 then you are more than welcome to contact us.


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1. Product Summary Only

2. Secunia Advisory Statistics (All time)
2.1. Statistics for 2014
2.2. Statistics for 2013
2.3. Statistics for 2012
2.4. Statistics for 2011
2.5. Statistics for 2010
2.6. Statistics for 2009
2.7. Statistics for 2008
2.8. Statistics for 2007
2.9. Statistics for 2006
2.10. Statistics for 2005
2.11. Statistics for 2004
2.12. Statistics for 2003

3. List of Secunia Advisories (All time)
3.1. List for 2014
3.2. List for 2013
3.3. List for 2012
3.4. List for 2011
3.5. List for 2010
3.6. List for 2009
3.7. List for 2008
3.8. List for 2007
3.9. List for 2006
3.10. List for 2005
3.11. List for 2004
3.12. List for 2003

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Vendor, Links, and Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Vendor Microsoft

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Affected By 16 Secunia advisories
47 Vulnerabilities

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Unpatched 13% (2 of 16 Secunia advisories)

Most Critical Unpatched
The most severe unpatched Secunia advisory affecting Microsoft Powerpoint 2003, with all vendor patches applied, is rated Highly critical .




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Subject: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 
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MedDoc RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Member 16th Nov, 2010 16:35
Score: 2
Posts: 20
User Since: 5th Jan 2008
System Score: 100%
Location: N/A
Last edited on 16th Nov, 2010 16:36
Secunia tells me that I have a problem with PP 2003 for which the vendor provides a patch. MS Update tells me that I am fully up to date and there are no new patches.
I'm confused. What am I supposed to do now?
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TiMow RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Dedicated Contributor 16th Nov, 2010 16:46
Score: 737
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User Since: 26th Jun 2009
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Location: CH
M$ update should have updated this to PPV 2007 - check by looking in Start>All programs list where you should see PPV 2003 and PPV 2007, if correctly updated.

If using PSI 1.5.0.2, click "Advanced" (top right of window), then OK. Click on "End of Life" tab, then on "[+]" on left of PPV 2003, to go to file location.

(If using 2.0 beta, then also click "[+]" on left of PPV 2003 in Scan Results).

From the Office 11 folder (click), look for the PPTVIEW.EXE icon on r.h.s. and right click and delete.

Re-boot and re-scan PSI.

Any problems - post back here.

TiMow

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Computing is not yet a perfect science - it still requires humans.
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MedDoc RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Member 16th Nov, 2010 20:24
Score: 2
Posts: 20
User Since: 5th Jan 2008
System Score: 100%
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Thanks very much for trying to help, TiMow.

One problem though: it's not an EoL PPV that is causing the trouble but an insecure PP.

The "Insecure" tab gives
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\POWERPNT.EXE
and
Version detected 11.0.8324.0

The link to Ms Update leads nowhere - well, not nowhere, but MS update thinks there's nothing to be updated. Advice: buy PP 2010 (with the awful ribbon, not likely).

I'd like to get my score back to 100% !

MedDoc
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MedDoc RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Member 18th Nov, 2010 00:00
Score: 2
Posts: 20
User Since: 5th Jan 2008
System Score: 100%
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Several rescans of the offending Powerpoint led to renewed warnings. But after a complete rescan of the entire system PSI has now, for reasons only known to itself, decided that Powerpoint is no threat anymore.

No idea why this happened. Still, my score is back to 100% and that's the main thing.
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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Expert Contributor 18th Nov, 2010 11:44
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Hello MedDoc ,

All M$ updates require a reboot and full manual rescan for them to validate correctly . A revisit to M$updates is often required and the reboot , full rescan , revisit cycle repeated until M$ updates has nothing to offer ; followed by one more reboot (even cold start) and full scan .

Individual rescan of many programmes can be unsatisfactory .

Hope that clears things up a little .

Take care

Anthony

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MedDoc RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Member 18th Nov, 2010 12:07
Score: 2
Posts: 20
User Since: 5th Jan 2008
System Score: 100%
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You're quite right,, Anthony, thanks.

But in this case nothing was updated and I did not reboot. PSI (1.5.0.2, by the way) apparently changed its mind

Recapitulating:

- PSI informed me out of the blue (several days after a scheduled scan) that my PowerPoint 2003 was a threat to security.
- The update link took me to MS Update, which to my surprise found nothing that needed an update. Thus no update was performed.
- I scanned PowerPoint again, same warning.
- I did a full system scan and the warning had gone.

Perhaps PSI had a bad hair day. Anyway, 'theirs not to reason why' etc., everything works and the system is safe. So who am I to complain.

John
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TiMow RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Dedicated Contributor 18th Nov, 2010 13:04
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@MedDoc

John, glad you were able to sort things out. Sorry, I was unable to respond further, after my initial reply, but I have been experiencing some problems with my laptop over the last few days.
Although, not yet 100% sorted, this reply is part of my process of finding out what is still effected.

Where there's been a problem reported, in the recent past, relating to PPV 2003, it seemed to show in E-o-L tab (including myself), and the solution for me, was to apply and re-apply M$ updates (I don't use M$ Office**), to PPV 2007 - and others who have M$ Office, seemed to have to find and delete "PPTVIEW.EXE " from the Office 11 folder, to clear the problem, after updating to PPV 2007.

You seem to have fallen somewhere in between, as you report that PSI now doesn't list PPV 2003 as insecure (or E-o-L?).

**I have a copy of M$ Office 2007, still in its cellophane, that my wife picked up through a discounted bulk purchase through her work. I remain happy with O.O.o. (for my limited needs), and have never got round to installing it. Judging by the problems that are reported from time to time, here, and my own latest problems, I probably wont, on this laptop.

TiMow

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MedDoc RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Member 18th Nov, 2010 13:20
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User Since: 5th Jan 2008
System Score: 100%
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I had PPV warnings a long time ago, TiMow, and it was easily updated. Why the warning re PP was given, I have no idea. it must have been an error.

I too have an unused copy of Office 2007, and one which I installed once but swiftly removed because of the user-unfriendly interface. But I do need Office 2003 because of Access. The OOo base does not come close. Neither does Filemaker.

John
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