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MS06-028: Vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint could allow remote code execution

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS06-028. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update for Microsoft PowerPoint. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a home user or an IT professional:

Service pack information

The problem that is addressed by this security update is now corrected in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Issues that the security update fixes

In addition to the issues that are described in the security bulletin, this security update addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
  • 916518 Description of the security update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003: June 13, 2006
  • 916519 Description of the security update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2002: June 13, 2006
  • 916520 Description of the security update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2000: June 13, 2006
  • 918963 Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update
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Article ID: 916768 - Last Review: 09/30/2011 04:09:00 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac
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