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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-3590

Original release date: 07/14/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


mso.dll, as used by Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 through 2003, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a malformed shape container in a PPT file that leads to memory corruption, as exploited by Trojan.PPDropper.B, a different issue than CVE-2006-1540 and CVE-2006-3493.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060716 Several updates in MS PowerPoint 0-day Vulnerability FAQ at SecuriTeam Blogs
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1484
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#936945
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060714 Microsoft PowerPoint 0-day Vulnerability FAQ document written
External Source: BID
Name: 18957
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2795
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:399
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: MISC
Name: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.ppdropper.b.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21040
Type: Advisory
External Source: MS
Name: MS06-048
External Source: XF
Name: powerpoint-mso-code-execution2(27781)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060718 New PowerPoint Trojan installs itself as LSP
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-220A
External Source: XF
Name: powerpoint-mso-code-execution(27740)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 27324
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.securiteam.com/?p=508
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016496

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:399
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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