Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint

Buffer overflow

It has been reported that the attack vector involves SlideShowWindows.View.GotoNamedShow.

Known malware:

Exploit:Win32/Controlppt.W, Exploit:Win32/Controlppt.X, and Exploit-PPT.d/Trojan.PPDropper.F.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2006092703 - Remote code execution in Microsoft PowerPoint

Vulnerable component: Microsoft PowerPoint

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-4694

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 vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when parsing malformed records within the PowerPoint file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .ppt file, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

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

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.