Trojan May Threaten PowerPoint

Malware researchers are poring over a newly discovered zero day PowerPoint Trojan uncovered by Trend Micro this weekend. The big question: Does it target a new, unknown vulnerability in Microsoft's software, or is it a variant of another virus that attacks known vulnerabilities?

Researchers at Trend Micro and Sophos are running the so-called Troj_Mdropper.BH Trojan through a battery of tests to determine how the malware attacks a Windows machine. So far, it looks like the Trojan targets neither a new vulnerability nor the ones Microsoft previously patched, MS06-012 and MS06-048, which allowed remote code to execute in PowerPoint. Dark Reading - Trojan May Threaten PowerPoint - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 22nd August 2006 11:47PM