Powerpoint zero day



This has been a rough quarter for Office vulnerabilities… there seems to be a pattern, Microsoft patch day, then…. zero-day exploit within a week for an Office component. First Word, then Excel and now this month our vulnerable app is Powerpoint. The Security Fix has some coverage and notes the pattern – the likely motivation is so that there will be more time to exploit before the vulnerability is patched. The moral of the story is to be suspicious of Powerpoint attachments/files from untrusted sources. i.e. verify that you should be receiving an attachment even from KNOWN sources.


OpenOffice.org is suggested as a work around for those that are becoming a bit paranoid. Incidents.org has coverage as well. As does symantec. AND Sunbeltblog. And Betanews AND Information week and probably dozens or more other sites….

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