Microsoft Security Bulletin: Microsoft PowerPoint Security Vulnerabilities
Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 4 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 1 bulletins announced today by Microsoft. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit our blog to see how to prioritize remediation.
Microsoft has released 1 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
Microsoft PowerPoint Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS06-058)
- Urgent 5
- Qualys ID
- Vendor Reference
- CVE Reference
- CVE-2006-3435, CVE-2006-3876, CVE-2006-3877, CVE-2006-4694
- CVSS Scores
- Base 9.3 / Temporal 7.7
Microsoft PowerPoint is prone to multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by constructing a specially-crafted PowerPoint file that could allow remote code execution. Such files might be included in e-mail attachments or hosted on malicious web sites.
Affected versions include PowerPoint 2000, PowerPoint 2002, PowerPoint 2003, PowerPoint 2004 for Mac and PowerPoint v.X for Mac.
- If a user is logged in with administrative rights, then an attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; and create new accounts with full user rights.
Following are links for downloading patches to fix the vulnerabilities:
Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 :
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 :
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 :
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac (Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac ):
Microsoft Office v. X for Mac (Microsoft PowerPoint v. X for Mac ):
Refer to Micrsoft Security Bulletin MS06-058 for further details.
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 1.15.66-1. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.
Selective Scan Instructions Using Qualys
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
- Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
- Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
Enable the following Qualys IDs:
- If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
- If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.
In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.
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