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Vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (916768) (Mac OS X) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for PowerPoint 2004 and X
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft
The remote host is running a version of Microsoft PowerPoint
which is subject to a flaw which may allow 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.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for PowerPoint X and 2004 for
Mac OS X :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
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