10/15/2006

After patches, Microsoft warns of PowerPoint attack

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:54 am

Just days after patching four bugs in PowerPoint, Microsoft Corp. is warning of a new attack targeting its presentation software.

“We’ve been made aware of proof of concept code published publicly affecting Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint,” wrote Microsoft Security Program Manager Alexandra Huft in a Thursday blog posting. “The reported proof of concept may allow an attacker to execute code on a user’s machine by convincing them to open a specially-crafted PowerPoint file.”

Huft said that Microsoft is not aware of any attacks that take advantage of the bug, but with code now in circulation on public Web sites like Securitydot.net, the attack is easily available to attackers.

Source: itworld.com

 

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