Advisory Details

November 9th, 2010

Microsoft Office PowerPoint Unknown Animation Node Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-245
ZDI-CAN-748

CVE ID CVE-2010-2573
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Office PowerPoint
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10630. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2003. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the application trusting a value defined within a file. This value will have some arithmetic performed on it, and subsequently be used as a counter for a processing loop. By modifying this value, an attacker can reliably corrupt memory. Successful exploitation will lead to code execution under the context of the application.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-088.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-06-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-11-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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