Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Zero day attack - Now its the turn of powerpoint

Not only Word and Excel, even now powerpoint has got the Zero-day attack. Microsoft warned of "limited zero-day attacks" that exploit a new flaw in PowerPoint. This attach will be carried out, if a user open a malicious PowerPoint file attached to an e-mail or otherwise provided to them by an attacker. Once user opens the file, the hole allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable computer. The flaw affects PowerPoint in Office 2000, Office XP and Office 2003 on Windows and Apple Computer's Mac OS X.

Microsoft has released a "critical" security fix for Windows on Tuesday. This update repairs a flaw in a Windows component called "vgx.dll.", which is to render vector images that gives more clarity pictures.