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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft PowerPoint Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025340
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025340
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0655, CVE-2011-0656, CVE-2011-0976   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 12 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, 2010; PowerPoint Viewer; PowerPoint Viewer 2007 SP2; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP2
Description:   Several 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 PowerPoint file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft PowerPoint Web App is also affected.

Microsoft Office XP SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, and 2010 are also affected.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac are also affected.

An anonymous researcher reported these vulnerabilities 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=0d215ab6-c9be-4f43-9501-658bb7ef008e

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2ce8349f-79b1-41ef-a1c0-cbe40ccf9f20

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6b2526fe-a061-4a17-992e-ac867bef130e

Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions), Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (32-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=549ca7f0-44bf-4965-a9d2-aa5e8dac2238

Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions), Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (64-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ef62deae-2b07-41c9-a4bf-b746566e59ee

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f756d836-6ab2-4adb-9dee-6cb523d7c1f5

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=84dfe3f4-a2a1-47b9-8da1-29ae67230918

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ef1e612f-d8e3-4628-9fe4-ad136f0debd3

Open XML File Format Converter for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0c323a12-6385-4666-ad39-a9516a8eda14

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=913efc28-7deb-47b8-8c22-8eb5fc2631e4

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6e23d3c3-2944-42ea-80b3-0663af60d0f1

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=44a703f5-b581-4900-bdbb-0f0e8d9bf0e6

Microsoft Office Web Apps, Microsoft PowerPoint Web App:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9847dc05-7d4a-4a64-9e6a-622d3fa171f9

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-022.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-022.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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