MS11-036: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2545814)
High Nessus Plugin ID 53859
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft PowerPoint.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host has a version of Microsoft PowerPoint that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution :
- A memory corruption vulnerability exists due to the application's failure to properly handle memory during function calls while parsing a specially crafted PowerPoint file. (CVE-2011-1269)
- A buffer overflow can be triggered when the application encounters a memory handling error while parsing a specially crafted PowerPoint file. (CVE-2011-1270)
If a remote attacker can trick a user into opening a malicious PowerPoint file using the affected install, either of these vulnerabilities could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for PowerPoint 2002, 2003, and 2007 as well as Office Compatibility Pack.