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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS10-003 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office (MSO) Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978214) Microsoft Office Critical 10-02-2010

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves six privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office PowerPoint. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted PowerPoint file.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office PowerPoint handles specially crafted PowerPoint files. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Further information on this exploit is available at : MS10-004

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3