Microsoft PowerPoint unspecified mso.dll code execution

powerpoint-mso-code-execution2 (27781) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft PowerPoint could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an unspecified memory corruption vulnerability in the mso.dll library. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a victim to open a malicious PowerPoint presentation (.ppt) either by sending the malicious file to a victim as an email attachment or hosting it on a Web site.

Note: This is different than the vulnerability described in CVE-2006-3590.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Jul 15 2006 - 03:16:34 CDT: MS Power Point Multiple Vulnerabilities - (mso.dll) POC.
  • BID-18993: Microsoft Powerpoint Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-3655: Unspecified vulnerability in mso.dll in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PowerPoint file. NOTE: due to the lack of available details as of 20060717, it is unclear how this is related to CVE-2006-3656, CVE-2006-3660, and CVE-2006-3590, although it is possible that they are all different.
  • OSVDB ID: 27325: Microsoft PowerPoint mso.dll PPT Processing Unspecified Code Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 27326: Microsoft PowerPoint powerpnt.exe Unspecified Issue
  • OSVDB ID: 27327: Microsoft PowerPoint PPT File Closure Memory Corruption
  • SA21061: Microsoft PowerPoint Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003

Reported:

Jul 15, 2006

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