Microsoft PowerPoint 2002/2003 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Microsoft PowerPoint 2002/2003 (Presentation Software). Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Heap-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002 SP3 and 2003 SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PowerPoint document, aka "PowerPoint LinkedSlideAtom Heap Overflow Vulnerability."

The weakness was presented 02/10/2010 by iDefense Labs with VeriSign iDefense Labs (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2010-0030. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/02/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44414 (MS10-004: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (975416)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 110109 (Microsoft PowerPoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS10-004)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9462.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (55885) and Tenable (44414). See 4082, 51810, 51809 and 51808 for similar entries.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 44414
Nessus Name: MS10-004: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (975416)
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OpenVAS ID: 902114
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (975416)
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Researcher: iDefense Labs
Organization: VeriSign iDefense Labs
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2010-0030 (🔍)

X-Force: 55885
Vulnerability Center: 24800 - [MS10-004] Microsoft Office PowerPoint \x27LinkedSlideAtom\x27 Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution, Critical
SecurityFocus: 38101 - Microsoft PowerPoint 'LinkedSlideAtom' Heap Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 09/02/2021 08:10 AM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (68), 06/05/2019 01:15 PM (10), 09/02/2021 08:07 AM (2), 09/02/2021 08:10 AM (1)
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