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Microsoft has released an update that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint 97. Microsoft recommends that all users of PowerPoint 97 consider installing the PowerPoint 97 Add-In Security Update.
This vulnerability could allow a malicious Web site operator to save a file to a visitor's local hard disk without the visitor's knowledge. The file could then be used to execute various malicious tasks.
Product Versions Affected
All versions of Microsoft PowerPoint 97 can potentially be exploited through this security threat.
To obtain the PowerPoint 97 Add-In Security Update, please browse to the following Microsoft Web site and follow the download instructions:
NOTE: There is a separate update for Office 2000, both PowerPoint and Excel. For additional information about the update for Office 2000, PowerPoint and Excel, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
268457 PPT2000: Update Available for HTML Script Vulnerability
How to Download and Install the Update
Before you begin the installation, you must shut down all running programs, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.