Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.PowerPoint.OEPlaceholderAtom.Invalid.Array.Indexing

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a memory-corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a .ppt file that includes a malicious "OEPlaceholderAtom" atom. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a crafted PPT file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Service Pack 3

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for the suggested workaround:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms10-004.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-0031