10/17/2006

Another PowerPoint bug threatens

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:05 pm

Microsoft is investigating a report of a new, yet-to-be-fixed security vulnerability in PowerPoint.

Sample attack code that exploits the vulnerability has already been released on the Internet, a Microsoft representative wrote on a corporate blog late last week. Use of the code in an attack could cause a complete system compromise, according to Microsoft.

“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,” wrote Alexandra Huft, a Microsoft Security Response representative. “We are not aware of any attacks attempting to use the reported vulnerability.”

The flaw affects PowerPoint 2003, according to Microsoft.

Source: News.com

 

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