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Subject: US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-132A -- Microsoft PowerPoint Multiple Vulnerabilities
From: CERT Advisory <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 18:06:24 -0400

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                    National Cyber Alert System

              Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-132A


Microsoft PowerPoint Multiple Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: May 12, 2009
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Microsoft PowerPoint


Overview

   Microsoft has released updates that address vulnerabilities in
   Microsoft PowerPoint.


I. Description

   As part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2009,
   Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect
   Microsoft PowerPoint.


II. Impact

   By convincing a user to open a specially crafted PowerPoint file, a
   remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code, gain
   elevated privileges, or cause PowerPoint to crash.


III. Solution

   Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
   Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2009. The security
   bulletin describes any known issues related to the updates.
   Administrators are encouraged to note these issues and test for any
   potentially adverse effects. Administrators should consider using
   an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server
   Update Services (WSUS).


IV. References

 * Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2009 -
   <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-may.mspx>

 * Microsoft Windows Server Update Services -
   <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx>

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Revision History
  
  May 12, 2009: Initial release


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