Microsoft PowerPoint Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

Microsoft PowerPoint is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability.

Successfully exploiting this issue allows a remote attacker to crash the affected application.

This issue was first reported as a remote code-execution vulnerability. Microsoft's Secure Windows Initiative is now reporting that this issue is not exploitable for remote code execution. Further research has indicated that the issue is caused by a NULL-pointer dereference that apparently cannot be exploited to execute code, yet can be used to predictably crash the application.


 

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