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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.


Table of Contents

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

4. Send Feedback
 
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 .




16 Secunia Advisories in 2003-2014

Secunia has issued a total of 16 Secunia advisories in 2003-2014 for Microsoft Powerpoint 2003. Currently, 13% (2 out of 16) are marked as unpatched with the most severe being rated Highly critical

More information about the specific Secunia advisories affecting Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 can be found below. Each Secunia advisory is enclosed by a box highlighted with a color representing its current patch status. You can read the complete Secunia advisories for thorough descriptions of the issues covered and for solution suggestions by clicking either the Secunia advisory title or the "Read More" links available for each Secunia advisory.



Microsoft Office PowerPoint Two Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 1 of 2 in 2011. 5,185 views.
Release Date:
2011-05-10
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA44537
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint Three Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 2 of 2 in 2011. 4,235 views.
Release Date:
2011-04-12
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA39903
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Three vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft Office PowerPoint Two Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 1 of 3 in 2010. 4,260 views.
Release Date:
2010-11-09
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA39304
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft Office COM Object Instantiation Validation Vulnerability
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 2 of 3 in 2010. 6,891 views.
Release Date:
2010-06-08
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA40068
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft Office PowerPoint Multiple Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 3 of 3 in 2010. 7,757 views.
Release Date:
2010-02-09
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA35115
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint Multiple Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 1 of 2 in 2009. 25,190 views.
Release Date:
2009-05-12
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA32428
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint OutlineTextRefAtom Parsing Vulnerability
Partial Fix. Secunia Advisory 2 of 2 in 2009. 38,740 views.
Release Date:
2009-04-03
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA34572
Solution Status:
Partial Fix
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft Office PowerPoint Multiple Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 1 of 1 in 2008. 20,970 views.
Release Date:
2008-08-12
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA31453
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft Office Two Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 1 of 2 in 2007. 42,763 views.
Release Date:
2007-02-04
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA24008
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Office, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft Office Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Checker Vulnerability
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 2 of 2 in 2007. 20,658 views.
Release Date:
2007-01-09
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA23671
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Office, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint Invalid Container Object Denial of Service
Unpatched. Secunia Advisory 1 of 6 in 2006. 31,178 views.
Release Date:
2006-10-13
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA22394
Solution Status:
Unpatched
Criticality:
Impact:
DoS
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Nanika has discovered a bug in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to crash the application. [Read More]


Microsoft Office Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 2 of 6 in 2006. 18,460 views.
Release Date:
2006-10-10
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA22339
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Office, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 3 of 6 in 2006. 33,802 views.
Release Date:
2006-09-28
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA22127
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Unpatched. Secunia Advisory 4 of 6 in 2006. 20,869 views.
Release Date:
2006-07-18
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA21061
Solution Status:
Unpatched
Criticality:
Impact:
DoS
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
naveed has discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 5 of 6 in 2006. 29,426 views.
Release Date:
2006-07-14
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA21040
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]


Microsoft PowerPoint Malformed Record Vulnerability
Vendor Patch. Secunia Advisory 6 of 6 in 2006. 17,279 views.
Release Date:
2006-06-13
Secunia Advisory ID:
SA20633
Solution Status:
Vendor Patch
Criticality:
Impact:
System access
Where:
From remote
Short Description:
A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. [Read More]





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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
Posts: 728
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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MedDoc RE: Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
Member 16th Nov, 2010 20:24
Score: 2
Posts: 20
User Since: 5th Jan 2008
System Score: 100%
Location: N/A
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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User Since: 19th Dec 2007
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Location: N/A

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
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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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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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