Microsoft PowerPoint: Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

Users of Microsoft PowerPoint please be advised of an Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability that has been identified.
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PowerPoint-SA-11/09/2010: Microsoft PowerPoint PP7X32.DLL Record Parsing Vulnerability
Affected Software

* Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 SP3

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft Office
PowerPoint, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise
a user’s system.

The vulnerability is caused by a logic error in PP7X32.DLL when
processing certain records in PowerPoint 95 files and can be
exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.