Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000

Allows execution of remote code via specially constructed PPT file.

There is an unspecified vulnerability within Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2000. To become infected, however, a user must open a specially crafted PowerPoint file (PPT). To guard against infection, open suspect files in the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003 instead. Malware such as Exploit:Win32/Controlppt.W, Exploit:Win32/Controlppt.X, and Exploit-PPT.d/Trojan.PPDropper.F take advantage of this PowerPoint flaw.

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