Another hole found in PowerPoint

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 19, 2006

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 security 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

 Tags

twitter.png
fb.png
linkedin.png
googleplus.png
reddit.png

 

Latest posts:

Security products and HTTPS: let's do it better

A recent paper showed that many HTTPS-intercepting security solutions have implemented TLS rather poorly. Does that mean we should avoid such solutions altogether?

The SHA-1 hashing algorithm has been 'shattered'

Researchers from Google and CWI Amsterdam have created the first known collision of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, making a very strong case to ditch it.

Throwback Thursday: Once a researcher...

VB was saddened to learn this week of the passing of one of the pioneers of the AV industry, Ross Greenberg. This Throwback Thursday we look back at an interview with Ross in November 1995.

VB2017: What is happening in the threat landscape and what are we doing against it? Submit a proposal in the VB2017 CFP!

Have you analysed a new online threat? Do you know a new way to defend against such threats? Then submit an abstract in the CFP for VB2017!

VB2016 paper: APT reports and OPSEC evolution, or: these are not the APT reports you are looking for

APT reports are great for gaining an understanding of how advanced attack groups operate - however, they can also provide free QA for the threat actors. Today, we publish a VB2016 paper by Gadi Evron (Cymmetria) and Inbar Raz (Perimeter X), who…