PowerPoint flaw hits Mac and Windows

by admin September 28, 2006 at 10:55 am

Second major Microsoft vulnerability in two weeks

Microsoft has been hit by another major security problem following the discovery of a vulnerability in its PowerPoint software.

The unpatched PowerPoint flaw is believed to allow hackers to run malicious code, such as a worm, on both Windows and Apple Mac computers.

This fresh issue comes just two weeks after a major problem with the Vector Markup Language (VML) in Internet Explorer, which forced Microsoft to issue an early patch.

“It has been a bad few weeks for Microsoft on the security front,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

Full story: vnunet.com