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|worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in PowerPoint, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.|
The affected versions are:
- Office PowerPoint 2003 on Office 2003.
- Office PowerPoint 2002 on Office XP.
- Office 2004 for Mac.
If exploited successfully, MS10-004 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.
This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted PowerPoint file and enticing users to execute it. This file can be distributed via email, hosted in a website, etc.
If you have any of the vulnerable components, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.
Bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS09-017.