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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft PowerPoint Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint XML Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040937
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040937
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8176   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 17 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2016 for Mac
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft PowerPoint. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The software does not properly validate XML content. 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.

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

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8176

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8176 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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