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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft PowerPoint Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041464
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8376   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010 SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 opened by the target user via PowerPoint, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The Preview Pane is not affected.

angkang(@dnpushme), Jinquan(@jq0904), and Wanglu of Qihoo360 CoreSecurity(@360CoreSec) reported this vulnerability.

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 Microsoft advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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