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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft PowerPoint Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint May Let Users Access Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015632
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0004   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 14 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft PowerPoint. A user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

PowerPoint can access certain objects by name in the Temporary Internet Files Folder (TIFF) when attempting to render certain HTML data. As a result, a remote user can create a specially crafted PowerPint file that, when loaded by the target user, may access items in the temporary folder.

Microsoft credits Yorick Koster of ITsec Security Services with reporting this vulnerability. Microsoft also credits Andreas Sandblad with reporting a similar flaw.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fix:

PowerPoint 2000:

A restart may be required.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000)

Message History:   None.

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