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Forum Thread: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure

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gsmart Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
Member 18th Dec, 2009 10:00
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It took ages to download and the MS updates shows it was updated.

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Technical details about this installation of Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007, you can use this information to determine why the Secunia PSI detected the program and the security state of it.

Version Detected:
12.0.6414.1000

Installation Path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\PPTVIEW.EXE

Last Inspection of Program:
18th Dec. 2009, 9:49 CET


Gsmart

Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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There are two solutions that work here:

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

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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Hello Maurice

Most of those fixes are far to completed for me. I will try these they seem a lot easier to understand and follow

Gsmart


Fix In 3 Quick & Easy Steps
I easily fixed this problem by:
1. Download and install PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (25.8 MB) from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...
2. Download and install PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) (26.0 MB) from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...
3. Download and install Security Update for PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (KB970059) (2.2 MB) from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?fa...

The method described above is easy to follow and no manipulation of the files is needed. Just download and install in the order specified above to remove the vulnerability.

This method also creates an entry in the "Add or Remove Programs" and a shortcut in the "All Programs" menu.

Good luck and have a FUN day!
Julian

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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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I down loaded those 3 links and still this Insecure pops up.
Gsmart

Technical details about this installation of Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007, you can use this information to determine why the Secunia PSI detected the program and the security state of it.

Version Detected:
12.0.6414.1000

Installation Path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\PPTVIEW.EXE

Last Inspection of Program:
18th Dec. 2009, 9:49 CET

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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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I have not tested the update version U tried but it appears to work for some.

The real question is do U ever create PowerPoint presentations & save them to disk for other people to use on their PC that has not got a copy of Microsoft Office installed?

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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Maurice I have never used power point.

Gsmart
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Last edited on 20th Dec, 2009 10:27
In which case U can safely use the first part of my solution which I have copied for U.. This solution will not prevent U from seeing presentations:

1.Click START>select RUN>copy & paste this into the box - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 - now click OK.
2. From the window that opens scroll down & look for a file called PPTVIEW.EXE - Right click on it & RENAME it PPTVIEW_OLD
3.Close all open windows.

The insecurity reported by PSI has been removed.


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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Microsoft Office\Office12

Hello Maurice

You are not going to believe this.
I copied and pasted as per instructions and MS cannot find it.

Gsmart
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Last edited on 20th Dec, 2009 10:33
Not surprised. I gave U rubbish information. I have edited the post to update the run command.

On your PC it should be: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12


Hope it works now.

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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Hello Maurice

Still no go
I also tried a search and was told "The file could not be found"

Gsmart
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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If PSI is pointing there it must be present.

In the PSI toolbox select open folder - the file will be listed.

OR

Right click on Start>explore>expand Program Files>look for an expand Microsoft Office>CLICK on Office 12> the file is listed there to rename

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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Hello Maurice for some reason it has fixed it self how? Who knows.

In the "Secure Browsing) it now shows these two (below)

Adobe Reader 9.x Insecure, no solution

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x Insecure, no solution

At the moment it is a matter of 'If it ain't broke don't fix it"

Looks like both of those programs are waiting for a MS update.

Again thank you for all your assistance.

Gsmart
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
Handling Contributor 21st Dec, 2009 10:49
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The minor issue with IE has been around since 2007.

Adobe free Reader is another matter - be very careful opening PDF attachments with that installed. There are many threads on Adobe products & links to other faster & more secure versions of free readers.

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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Adobe have a temporary work round for Reader v 8.0 and 9.0 until a patch is available ; described here :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/319...


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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Maurice

I answered it in the wrong thread sorry.

In another program I use it also tells me about the problems with Adobe plus I have just read that Adobe is one of the most programs hacked.

So its of to find some thing else to do this I will start a new topic.
thank you to all who have assisted me in sorting this mess out.

Gsmart
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suterra1 RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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@gsmart: Did you perform a new search after you installed the three components you listed?

I guess you did not, because the 'last checked' reference by PSI is showing "Dec. 18th, 2009 (sometime after 9 o'clock -ed)" in both of your posts.
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gsmart RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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suterra1

The only thing I know now is that there is no problem at all.

Lately I have been running that test every night just before I turn the computer off.

Gsmart
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mommiecat RE: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 showing as Insecure
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Hi Julian, I have just used your solution and it has solved my problem. For some reason your thread was not showing up when I searched this issue on 24 Dec so I created my own, but I found your thread this morning and it was ace. Your url links wouldn't work (too long?), but I was able to find the correct downloads via the Microsoft site, referencing your KB codes etc - a great help, and thanks so much. Merry Christmas!

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