Vulnerability Note VU#187028
Microsoft PowerPoint fails to properly handle malformed object pointers
Microsoft PowerPoint contains a vulnerability in the handling of malformed object pointers, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft PowerPoint contains a vulnerability that could be exploited when PowerPoint opens a specially crafted document. The vulnerability is caused by incorrect handling of malformed object pointers. This vulnerability affects both Windows and Mac versions of PowerPoint.
By convincing a user to open a specially crafted PowerPoint document, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running PowerPoint. If the user is logged in with administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of a vulnerable system. This vulnerability may also cause PowerPoint to crash.
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This vulnerability is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-058.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||10 Oct 2006|
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This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Arnaud Dovi.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3435
- Date Public: 10 Oct 2006
- Date First Published: 10 Oct 2006
- Date Last Updated: 11 Oct 2006
- Severity Metric: 25.82
- Document Revision: 6
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