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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (916768) (Mac OS X)

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for PowerPoint 2004 and X

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft
PowerPoint.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft PowerPoint
which is subject to a flaw which may permit arbitrary code to be run.

A possible hacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to
a user of the remote computer and have it open it. Then a bug in
the font parsing handler would result in code execution.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for PowerPoint X and 2004 for
Mac OS X :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-028.mspx

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 18382

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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