Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 and Excel/Powerpoint 2000 ActiveX Object Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft has released the following patches which eliminates the vulnerability. Once the patch is installed, Excel 2000 or PowerPoint 2000 can only be scripted if the Initialize and script ActiveX controls marked unsafe option in Internet Explorer is set to Enable.
Microsoft Excel 2000
Microsoft PowerPoint 97
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000