ZDI-09-020: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Notes Container Heap Overflow Vulnerability May 12 2009 07:21PM
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ZDI-09-020: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Notes Container Heap Overflow
May 12, 2009

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint

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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office's PowerPoint. User
interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target
must open up a malicious file.

The vulnerability exists within the parsing of certain structures inside
a Notes container. During population of a C++ object when reading the
Notes container, Powerpoint incorrectly reads more data than was
allocated for overwriting a function pointer for the object which is
later used in a call from mso.dll. Successful exploitation can lead to
remote code execution under the credentials of the currently logged in

-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-05-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* ling&wushi of team509

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