Intrusion Prevention

MS.PowerPoint.Old.File.Format.Parsing.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates a possible attack against a vulnerability in PowerPoint XP (PowerPoint 10) and lower.
The vulnerability is caused by improperly handling of a value read from an atom. Attackers may exploit this to compromise the system.

Affected Products

PowerPoint XP (PowerPoint 10) and lower

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-017.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2009-0225