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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft PowerPoint Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024706
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024706
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2572, CVE-2010-2573   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 9 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): PowerPoint 2002 SP3, PowerPoint 2003 SP3, Office 2004 for Mac, Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer SP2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft PowerPoint. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A specially specially crafted PowerPoint 95 file can trigger code execution [CVE-2010-2572]. Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

A specially crafted file can trigger an integer underflow [CVE-2010-2573]. An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3efbf9f6-734a-46ac-8f92-87b6ec819bfa

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=108286d4-fb68-40d6-a7b1-64b3a4eb87ee

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=df826b79-7398-45de-943c-6f6f0af1b4e3

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-088.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-088.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

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