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Forum Thread: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007

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Lottie Winter Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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This installation of Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 is INSECURE and potentially exposes my system to security threats!
My Secunia PIS advises strongly to update this program by installing the update provided by the vender of this program.
I am totally lost. Tried everything to find a update, witout sucsess.
Need help badly. Maybe there is help out there some place?
L.W.

wr RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I don't use any Office products but download for SP1 is here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/CD1020...

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speakeasyjoe RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Use "Windows Update", and let it find the update for you. You don't say what version of Windows that you are running, but My Windows Vista Home Premium is probably similar. Click on START, then click on ALL PROGRAMS, then click on WINDOWS UPDATE. Find & click on "View available updates", study the list of updates offered, and make your choices. I have been declining Internet Explorer 8 until it has been around long enough to cure problems and earns a better reputation. I was pleased to find the MS-PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Update was ready and waiting. It installed without difficulty, and with a fresh scan my Secunia Security Score went back to 100%. Good Luck!
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oldyorkie RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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on 15th May, 2009 23:24, speakeasyjoe wrote:
Use "Windows Update", and let it find the update for you. You don't say what version of Windows that you are running, but My Windows Vista Home Premium is probably similar. Click on START, then click on ALL PROGRAMS, then click on WINDOWS UPDATE. Find & click on "View available updates", study the list of updates offered, and make your choices. I have been declining Internet Explorer 8 until it has been around long enough to cure problems and earns a better reputation. I was pleased to find the MS-PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Update was ready and waiting. It installed without difficulty, and with a fresh scan my Secunia Security Score went back to 100%. Good Luck!

Hi...just to confirm speakeasyjoe suggestion....I use FF instead of IE but majority of programs from Microsoft rely heavily on plugins from IE.
IE8 now appears to be stable so have updated to this and allowed windows update to install recent updates. All insecurities shown by SPI now cured.

Hope it instills confidence in you to follow suit.

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scoop@escoop.net RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I'm running Win XP and Office 2007 Pro SP2. I have run Microsoft (Upgrade from Windows Update) Update and will flatly tell you that there is NO update available for this vulnerability. The only thing I know to do is wait for a fix from Microsoft.
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wr RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Hi all I don't use MS Office but I did find a link that maybe helpful http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...
this partially discusses the addition of SP1 for MS PowerPoint Viewer 2007. Also on this page in the overview section there's another link to follow or you can go directly to KB 937158. This KB discusses the known issues with installation of SP1 & that the issues were fixed. Hope this helps someone-good luck.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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@scoop@escoop.net.

I to have Office 2007 SP2 and Microsoft have patched the viewer in line with other versions.

The path in PSI should be
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\PPTVIEW.EXE the version number 12.0.0032.1000

This may help:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin...

Have U got a different path? Have U installed the standalone viewer which is not required for Office users?
This link may also help;
http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/downloads/mainca...

@wr
Sadly your link is not of value to anyone - Office 2007 has moved on to SP2 which appears to be installed already.

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wr RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Thanks for your input Maurice, as I said in my posts I don't use any MS Office products so guess I'm a little behind the times. Cheers-wr

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whytyger RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I downloaded PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2, which did not fix the problem. Then I tried Security Update for PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (KB970059) but it told me I already had the update. Secunia PSI tells me I am still vulnerable with PPTVIEW version 12.0.6502.5000, but web searches reveal no later versions.

If you choose not to have WGA on your system (as in my case) and thus cannot use MS Update, you still should be able to update manually. For this product, it appears that I am SOL. Note that I also have declined to install XP SP3 since I have an AMD CPU and don't have the time to protect my system against the potential repercussions of SP3.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Some Microsoft updates are reliant on SP3 being installed.



Although centred on 2003 this thread should help U.

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/186...

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This user no longer exists RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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on 6th Jun, 2009 08:16, whytyger wrote:
I downloaded PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2, which did not fix the problem. Then I tried Security Update for PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (KB970059) but it told me I already had the update. Secunia PSI tells me I am still vulnerable with PPTVIEW version 12.0.6502.5000, but web searches reveal no later versions.

If you choose not to have WGA on your system (as in my case) and thus cannot use MS Update, you still should be able to update manually. For this product, it appears that I am SOL. Note that I also have declined to install XP SP3 since I have an AMD CPU and don't have the time to protect my system against the potential repercussions of SP3.

That problem with SP3 and AMD CPUs was fixed quite quickly by Microsoft and was quickly noticed by Conficker creators to infect millions of PCs as their owners chose not to update their Windows with the latest Critical Updates or they had followed bad advice of Microsoft haters to disable WGA as they believe that it is Microsoft's evil snooping program to force unwanted Microsoft software into their systems.

Protect yourself from the Conficker computer worm
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/...

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical
Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644)

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin...
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sfrunnnnr RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I have the same problem w/ powerpoint viewer 2003. The MS upgrade site says nothing on my pc needs an upgrade.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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@sfrunnnr

This thread may interest U on your problem. it includes a fix.

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/186...

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whytyger RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Well YoKenny, excuse me for following the advice of the good folks at the Windows Secrets regarding SP3 and WGA. I will trust them over some random yahoo who assumes that I do not apply critical (and important!) security updates. The mere fact that I troubled to post to this forum should tell you that I take security seriously and I don't appreciate being flamed for taking a conservative approach with certain MS products.
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on 9th Jun, 2009 06:36, whytyger wrote:
Well YoKenny, excuse me for following the advice of the good folks at the Windows Secrets regarding SP3 and WGA. I will trust them over some random yahoo who assumes that I do not apply critical (and important!) security updates. The mere fact that I troubled to post to this forum should tell you that I take security seriously and I don't appreciate being flamed for taking a conservative approach with certain MS products.

I'm not flaming I'm informing and I'm not a random yahoo.
Check my ratings!

Read this
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Note that without WGA, you can't download Windows Defender, Windows Media Player 11, Network Diagnostics tools, and other Windows extras. Microsoft describes the products that are affected by WGA on its Genuine Microsoft Software page.


Genuine Windows Benefits
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/offers/Default.as...

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misterT RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I had a problem with this program being insecure this morning and went around and around with patches from Microsoft. I fianlly got it sorted out via Microsoft Updates.
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misterT RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I had a problem with this program being insecure this morning and went around and around with patches from Microsoft. I fianlly got it sorted out via Microsoft Updates.
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Hi YoKenny,
I appreciate your enthusiasm , but you can sometimes come over a bit as knowing it all.
Windows secrets would be worth your while reading concerning WGA and windows "critical" updates and leaving PC's open to Conficker.
Similarly , your link to the Malwarebytes video blog (on another thread) was most interesting but your conclusion about software firewalls and ZoneAlarm is only that ,ie , your "opinion" and would definitely not be mine.
Take care.
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whytyger RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Windows Defender receives mediocre reviews. I have Ad-Aware resident and periodically run Spybot S&D. I don't like Windows Media Player at all; I can't even find a Tools menu in the silly program. My wife likes iTunes, so I support it. So far, the only disadvantage I see from avoiding WGA is the loss of MS Update. I'll live.

Apropos of nothing, my wife wants us to get another laptop but I told her we are bypassing Vista and waiting until the first major bug fix is released for Windows 7.

Getting back on topic, Windows Secrets took an interest in my dilemna and is looking into it. I investigated more fully and found that the executable inside the KB970059 file is version 12.0.6504.5000, so it is newer than the version on my system. I have tried renaming and even deleting the 12.0.6502.5000 executable but the KB still refuses to install. That must be because Add or Remove Programs reports that I have the KB installed, even though the executable is older (3/28/09). The failed install must have registered somehow.

My strategy appears to be to uninstall the program and start over by installing an older version, then reinstalling the KB. All in all, it's the biggest nuisance I have encountered lately and not necessarily attributable to the absence of WGA.
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I now have PPT freestanding in a Microsoft Office folder 12. Otherwise , I use Open Office.
After enormous problems with both windows and secunia over patching v2003 , I went to Microsoft updates and was going to reinstall 2003 ; the site told me that support was ending and suggested v2007 which I downloaded to check it out , only it over installed on v2003. During download , Microsoft update gave me KB969618 , then Service Pack 2 & then KB970059 (plus a 2003 patch they had tried to give n times before). Secunia tells me I'm fully patched & that I have version12.0.6502.5000.
Sooo..
You can pass this on to WS if it will help you - me , I'll keep things as/is for now. V2007 does what I need & I always try to use it in my sandbox.
Good luck
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iabw12 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has posted here. I was also going around and around in circles, until I read what has been posted here and finally got the solution!
So thanks to all.
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kaz07860 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Still insecure for windows vista service pack 2 64-bit users...im confused as this has been around for some time looks like different versions have been mixed up across the OS`es so still shows up as insecure and i agree that there is no patch for this as the vendors and secunia need to sort out the versions to date to include service pack 2 for microsoft office 2007. Many thanks!
Version: 12.0.6414.1000
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noiano RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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on 11th Jun, 2009 02:06, kaz07860 wrote:
Still insecure for windows vista service pack 2 64-bit users...im confused as this has been around for some time looks like different versions have been mixed up across the OS`es so still shows up as insecure and i agree that there is no patch for this as the vendors and secunia need to sort out the versions to date to include service pack 2 for microsoft office 2007. Many thanks!
Version: 12.0.6414.1000


Same thing with vista 32bit... :(
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aprayzr RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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on 11th Jun, 2009 10:33, noiano wrote:
Same thing with vista 32bit... :(

I have the same version (12.0.6414.1000) detected on my XP machine with Office 2007 SP2. MS update does not offer an update, even though Secunia claims it is insecure.
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noiano RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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on 11th Jun, 2009 17:18, aprayzr wrote:
I have the same version (12.0.6414.1000) detected on my XP machine with Office 2007 SP2. MS update does not offer an update, even though Secunia claims it is insecure.


When I click on "rescan program" I am asked to perform a full system scan since powerpoint is said to be part of the operating system 0_0.

Does this happens to any of you?
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BwB RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I agree. I am updated and nothing needs to be updated. Frustrating is the word.
VISTA64bit with sp added
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qrst RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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I just located this MS security bulletin -

It gives more information about the vulnerability which they say affects all versions of PP viewer and some versions of PP.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin...
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whytyger RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Yes, PSI on my XP box insisted on a full system scan after I last updated PPTVIEW.
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whytyger RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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That's great information! I also have PPT free-standing and use OO, same as you. I sent the info to WS and will see what they make of it. I finally got motivated to create a restore point, roll back the KB and SP2, then reinstall them. Strangely, I now have 6502 (despite the KB file listing a version 6504) back again and PSI is happy. Problem solved!

Thanks a bunch, Anthony.
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Beginner's luck most likely , whytyger. On the back of which I'm thinking of changing my login to Hobbes , tho' more likely Calvin.

Teke care :))

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defresco RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Hi all,
i've Micdrosoft office 2007 installed, not the viewer but i read that the poewerpoint viewer is insecure. On my applied patch list (automatic updates is active) i've found the patch for this problem but psi says that not patched. What i can do? thanks for reply, sorry my bad english.
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Agapanthus RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Two solutions offered in this thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/205...
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puget1 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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by puget1 on 12th Jun, 2009 06:37, last edited on 12th Jun, 2009 06:37
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If you have Vista the download you want is from Microsoft down loads #970059. http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/en/default.aspx... You need to trace to the file where it is kept and with the cursor scan (Hold over entries) all ppt until you find the threat # ppt 12.0.6414.1000. Remove it and download and replace with the correct #970059. XP users can give it a go and see if it works.

'Security Update for PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (KB970059)
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves the vulnerability so that Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 documents are handled appropriately".

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
advanced interface:
* Click on the entry of the program to “expand” it.
* Click on Technical details to see the installation path of the detected file.
* Remember the installation path and close down the menu.
* Click Open Folder and locate the detected file.

If you are not getting automatic updates you may need to go to Microsoft downloads and get the complete update for all Office 2007 and down load it also. The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Brief Description
Service Pack 2 provides the latest updates to the 2007 Microsoft Office suite.

Also see http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/205...


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garyteal RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Secunia also tells me that my version of Power Point Viewer 2007 has to be updated. It also has a direct download link for the update. The direct download link doesn't do anything at all except give me a think icon for my mouse for a few seconds. Microsoft update tells me there is no update for my computer. Who is right? Microsoft or Secunia? Why doesn't the direct download link work? I use Microsoft Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition SP2. I downloaded KB970059 and tried to install it, but it said that I do not have the expected version. So Secunia is all wet in this instance.
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Tony67 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Can someone give me a link to patch this up please? I tried multiple times on one or two different threads but unable to find one.

The DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK says its "AVAILABLE", but the link to the website does not work in the INSECURE page

I'm using XP (sp3)

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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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@defresco
There are many excellent workarounds on this Forum for those not using Microsoft Office but only the Viewer.

My advice is to join this thread:
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/203...

Later today I will update it with an easy to follow script which will prevent the insecurity & maintain full functionality of Office without loss of data.

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puget1 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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@garyteal
Have you scanned and remove the outdated 12.0.6414.1000. Then! replace and download #970059. This is what Microsoft automatic updater did in my instance. Secunia auto gave me 100% as soon as the outdated was removed. So try just removing it alone and seeing what your updater does with it.
REMEMBER ALL; THERE IS A BIG RIP BETWEEN VISTA AND XP AND EVEN WITH VISTA 32BIT AND 64 BIT. The only other suggestion would be to contact Microsoft directly for help. Secunia has never been wrong in my experience. Secunia scans the files so you have to have 12.0.6414.1000, somewhere on your system. Wait till Microsoft 7or 9 (new version) comes out.

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KyDave RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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See posting by Agapanthus at: http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/205...
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Tony67 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Where can I go to find the file PPTVIEW.EXE 12.0.6414.1000 ?
Should I delete the file or rename it?
If I delete it, will the Powerpoint component of MS Ofice still work?

Is there a definite fix to this problem, and what is it?

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Tony67 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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OK, I found PPTVIEW.EXE What do I do now???

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KyDave RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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@ Tony...

Please goto the posting by Agapanthus at: http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/205...

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I ended up using the method described in another thread (for Office 2003 PPTVIEW) on the file "office2007-kb970059-fulfile-x86-glb.exe" to extract the latest PPTVIEW.EXE file from it.

1. Download the file from Microsoft site.
2. Open it with 7Zip (google it or find hompage using Wikipedia; presumably WinZip and WinRAR will work too)
3. Go to "pptview.msp" and open that
4. Go to "PATCH_CAB" and open that.
5. You will find the file "PPTVIEW.EXE_0001" which you can copy to your hard drive.
6. Rename file (delete "_0001")
7. Copy to Office12 directory (renaming older version if you want to keep it as a backup)
************************************************** ***********************

This solution not only flat-out worked , but is also a useful 'template' for dealing with similar issues in the future.

Cheers!
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Tony67 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Is there a simpler way of doing this or is this the only way?
I'm not too sure hhow to do that.

I'm using XP (sp3)

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KyDave RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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It only looks intimidating!! :)

I can't advise if any other method works. I read through several possible solutions, and settled on this one - it seemed to be the most straight-forward (meaning: didn't rely on M$ Updates, didn't get patch files from 3rd party, didn't require reinstalling Office...). It worked, so I quit trying!

Truly, finding the file was pretty simple (goto M$ TechNet and search for kb970059). Finding 7zip was just as easy (Wikipedia). Navigating through the file(s) using 7zip should be familiar to a 'medium-level' Windows user; likewise with copying/renaming the file.

About the only "thing" was to use the 'Open Inside' option in 7zip. Right-click on the target file and choose 'Open Inside'... not too intuitive, but doable nonetheless.

Good luck, may the Force be with you.

And don't forget: I'm pulling for you - we're all in this together!! (Google 'the Red Green Show' if that didn't make any sense!)
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puget1 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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http://www.camunzip.com/ For those who may need a zip file opener. It is free. Personally I don't care for zip files,big pain.

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Tony67 RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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Thanks KyDave, I was just going to follow your instruction when I decided to run one last scan when to my surprise, I found that the Powerpoint problem disapeared from the scan result. I don't know how or why, but for me the problem is now solved. I did not update/download/install anything, but all is now OK.

It updated by itself from 12.0.6414.1000 to 12.0.6500.5000

SORRY MY MISTAKE. I was looking at POWERPOINT which is 12.0.6500.5000
PPTVIEW remains the same at 12.0.6414.1000





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BruceBenson RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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on 19th Jun, 2009 12:29, KyDave wrote:
@ Tony...

Please goto the posting by Agapanthus at: http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/205...

************************************************** ***********************
I ended up using the method described in another thread (for Office 2003 PPTVIEW) on the file "office2007-kb970059-fulfile-x86-glb.exe" to extract the latest PPTVIEW.EXE file from it.

1. Download the file from Microsoft site.
2. Open it with 7Zip (google it or find hompage using Wikipedia; presumably WinZip and WinRAR will work too)
3. Go to "pptview.msp" and open that
4. Go to "PATCH_CAB" and open that.
5. You will find the file "PPTVIEW.EXE_0001" which you can copy to your hard drive.
6. Rename file (delete "_0001")
7. Copy to Office12 directory (renaming older version if you want to keep it as a backup)
************************************************** ***********************

This solution not only flat-out worked , but is also a useful 'template' for dealing with similar issues in the future.

Cheers!


Worked great.

Thanks.
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KyDave RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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@Bruce,

The reals thanks goto Agapanthus - it's his (her?) solution. As previously said, I can't speak about the other solutions: I tried this one and it worked on first try.

Glad it worked for you as well!
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IndyLawKK RE: Insecure Program-Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007
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1.) I googled "secunia psi powerpoint viewer 2007"
2.) Clicked the first link
3.) Followed directions posted by Julian
4.) It worked for powerpoint, but then secunia psi notified me of two previously unnotified security alerts for Microsoft Groove.
5.) Microsoft update allowed me previously unoffered downloads which took care of the groove alerts from secunia psi.
6.) 0 insecure programs.



Thanks Julian.



I am running a clear version of windows 7, 32-bit. Clear referring to the fact that i didnt update it from vista but rather wiped my computer, and then installed windows 7.
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