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Alert (TA09-132A)

Microsoft PowerPoint Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: May 12, 2009 | Last revised: January 24, 2013

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Description

As part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2009, Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect Microsoft PowerPoint.

Impact

By convincing a user to open a specially crafted PowerPoint file, a remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code, gain elevated privileges, or cause PowerPoint to crash.

Solution

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2009. The security bulletin describes any known issues related to the updates. Administrators are encouraged to note these issues and test for any potentially adverse effects. Administrators should consider using an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

References

Revisions

  • May 12, 2009: Updated

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