Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2; PowerPoint Viewer 2003 and 2007 SP1 and SP2; PowerPoint in Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and 2008 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Microsoft Works 8.5 and 9.0; and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 and SP2 do not properly validate PowerPoint files, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple crafted BuildList records that include ChartBuild containers, which triggers memory corruption, aka "Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools
By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because
they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites
being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose.
NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further,
NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about
this page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note:
20090512 Microsoft PowerPoint Build List Memory Corruption Vulnerability
References to Check Content