Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint

Memory corruption

Known malware:

PPDropper.B Trojan.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2006071701 - Remote code execution in Microsoft PowerPoint

Vulnerable component: Microsoft PowerPoint

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-3590

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness is due to memory corruption in mso.dll. By persuading the victim to open a specially crafted PPT file, containing a malformed shape container, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.