Hackers have launched attacks targeting an unpatched flaw in Microsoft PowerPoint, the company warned Thursday.
The vulnerability, which affects2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, and 2003 SP3, can be exploited by getting a person to open a PowerPoint file rigged for the attack. When the file is opened, PowerPoint will access an invalid object in memory. That then allows an attacker to remotely execute code on the system.
In a security advisory, Microsoft said that at present, attacks are not widespread but are tailored to affect specific victims.
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