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Microsoft PowerPoint malformed record vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#190089

Original Release Date: 2006-06-13 | Last Revised: 2006-06-15


Microsoft PowerPoint fails to properly handle malformed records. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is presentation software that is available on Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac platforms.

PowerPoint documents

A PowerPoint document is made up of a tree of records. These records can contain data or other records.

The problem

Microsoft PowerPoint fails to properly handle malformed records.


By convincing a user to open a PowerPoint document, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system with the privileges of the user.


Apply an update

This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-028. Note that Windows and Mac versions of PowerPoint are affected.

Do not open PowerPoint documents from untrusted sources

By only accessing PowerPoint documents from trusted or known sources, the chances of exploitation are reduced.

Vendor Information


Microsoft Corporation Affected

Updated:  June 13, 2006



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-028.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

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Thanks to Microsoft Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0022
Severity Metric: 13.67
Date Public: 2006-06-13
Date First Published: 2006-06-13
Date Last Updated: 2006-06-15 20:11 UTC
Document Revision: 3

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