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Microsoft PowerPointViewer Code Execution
[+] Credits: hyp3rlinx
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org
[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/MICROSOFT-PPT-VIEWER-CODE-EXEC.txt
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
DLL Hijack Arbitrary Code Execution
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 'POWERPNT.EXE' will execute arbitrary code if an attacker can place a DLL named "api-ms-win-appmodel-runtime-l1-1-0.dll" in users
downloads directory. This exploit does NOT rely on any embedded OLE objects or CLSID registered COM objects in the document to execute.
1) create malicious DLL named "api-ms-win-appmodel-runtime-l1-1-0.dll"
2) place DLL in users downloads directory via download driveby etc...
3) open an existing .PPT document from the downloads directory e.g. "C:\Users\Downloads\somefile.ppt"
then BOOOOOM ...
Tested on: Windows 7 SP1 x64
Vendor Notification: February 23, 2016
vendor replies DLL side loading issue already publicly known.
a google search returned following results:
1) examples using embedded OLE objects and MS Word etc
2) old posts
3) examples not referencing "api-ms-win-appmodel-runtime-l1-1-0.dll" DLL
February 29, 2016 : Public Disclosure.
vulnerable DLL: "api-ms-win-appmodel-runtime-l1-1-0.dll"
Vulnerable Product: Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 'POWERPNT.EXE'
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