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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-5296

Original release date: 10/16/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

PowerPoint in Microsoft Office 2003 does not properly handle a container object whose position value exceeds the record length, which allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL dereference and application crash) via a crafted PowerPoint (.PPT) file, as demonstrated by Nanika.ppt, and a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-3435, CVE-2006-3876, CVE-2006-3877, and CVE-2006-4694. NOTE: the impact of this issue was originally claimed to be arbitrary code execution, but later analysis demonstrated that this was erroneous.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22394
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017059
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 29720
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/10/12/poc-published-for-ms-office-2003-powerpoint.aspx
External Source: BID
Name: 20495
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 2523
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-4031
External Source: MISC
Name: http://research.eeye.com/html/alerts/zeroday/20061012_2.html
External Source: XF
Name: powerpoint-presentation-bo(29507)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.informationweek.com/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=193302553
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/11/10/follow-up-information-on-weblog-posting-about-poc-published-for-ms-office-2003-powerpoint.aspx

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