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New (9/27/06) Powerpoint 0day Exploit In The Wild


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#1 Security Geek

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:26 PM

McAfee is reporting a new PowerPoint 0day exploit in the wild. Currently being used for targeted attacks but that could change at any time (and you could always be the "target"). Remote code execution possible.

Even more disturbing is the Microsoft apparently added protection for this in their own antivirus program without alerting the security community or other antivirus companies. This isn't how the other antivirus companies play the game. I don't know what how the rest of you feel about this but to this 'security expert' I think it stinks (disclaimer: if true). You can read more at NIST.org

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Edited by jgweed, 28 September 2006 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2006 - 10:58 AM

Microsoft Security Advisory (925984)
Vulnerability in PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: September 27, 2006

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of limited “zero-day” attacks using a vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac, and Microsoft PowerPoint v. X for Mac...

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...ory/925984.mspx
http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1740
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