Here’s a little update on the latest 0-day threat related to MS PowerPoint vulnerability.
This vulnerability can only be exploited by opening a specially crafted PowerPoint file thus; we need to be cautious on receiving and opening PowerPoint files especially if they came from un-trusted sources.
As of this writing, there is no official security patch yet issued by the vendor and there have been no reported incident found in the wild. Fortunately, TrendMicro already has the solution related to this vulnerability since October 13, 2006.
The Proof-of-Concept exploit ( PERL_AKINA.A) which appeared in milw0rm and the specially crafted PowerPoint file ( TROJ_AKINA.A) generated by the PoC exploit script were already added to the detection patterns of TrendMicro products to protect its clients from being affected by malwares based on this exploit.