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Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

February 14, 2006

Description

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 is prone to a remote information-disclosure vulnerability. Information gathered may be used to launch further attacks against a vulnerable computer.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 SP3

Recommendations

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Since this vulnerability can be exploited only via a malicious PowerPoint presentation hosted on a remote website, never follow links provided by unknown users.
Fixes are available:

Credits

Discovery is credited to Yorick Koster.
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