Another hole found in PowerPoint
Proof-of-concept exploit shows further bug in slideshow software
Microsoft has issued an alert over a new potential zero-day exploit in its PowerPoint presentation
software. The exploit is only a proof of concept and is as yet not thought to be in use by attackers.
The new bug comes just days after the monthly Patch Tuesday updates, one of which covered a previous hole
in PowerPoint. It is believed to affect only the Office 2003 version of PowerPoint, and may
result in remote code execution.
Microsoft released news of the vulnerability on its
blog. Alerts have also been issued by
US-CERT and by
Secunia, which has rated the problem as 'highly critical'.
Posted on 19 October 2006 by Virus Bulletin.
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