Microsoft PowerPoint contains a vulnerability in the handling of malformed records, 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 records, which can cause memory corruption. 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 was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Chris Ries of VigilantMinds Inc.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
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