Vulnerability through PowerPoint

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by flyrfan111, Dec 17, 2004.

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  1. flyrfan111

    flyrfan111 Registered Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    There is a discussion currently going around BugTraq about how Powerpoint allows or at least could allow malicious persons/users to construct a slide show or presentation to direct your browser to arbitrary URLs, this is because most corporate firewalls and email filters/screeners allow Powerpoint attachments to go through UNFILTERED for BUSINESS REASONS!!! For those interseted the discussion link follows,

    Another link forum users may wish to check periodically is

    The ISC(Internet Storm Center) is full of useful security info and always has tidbits about the latest virii, discovery of CVE's ( Common Vulnerabilities & Exploits for those who don't know) and plenty of other security news, as well as keeping track of the latest trends in bot scanning for open ports. I recommend stopping in at least once a week or so and browsing through the weeks activity.

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2004
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