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VPR Score: 8.9
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.