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 :
- The application insecurely restricts the path used for loading external DLL files. This could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2011-3396)
- The application could cause memory to be corrupted when reading an invalid record in a specially crafted PowerPoint file. (CVE-2011-3413)
If a remote attacker can trick a user into opening a malicious PowerPoint file using the affected install, either vulnerability can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, PowerPoint Viewer 2007, and Office Compatibility Pack.