Mystery Writers Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Please read this important notice about the November 2018 outage.

collapse collapse
* Search



* User Info
 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Who's Online
  • Dot Guests: 4
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Microsoft Security Advisory  (Read 3160 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Bob Mueller

  • Administrator
  • Ink-Stained Wretch
  • *****
  • Karma: 66
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,971
  • Benevolent Admin
    • More about me
Microsoft Security Advisory
« on: December 06, 2006, 03:27:01 PM »

This is just lovely.
Quote
Microsoft is investigating a new report of limited “zero-day” attacks using a vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Word Viewer 2003, Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac, and Microsoft Word 2004 v. X for Mac, as well as Microsoft Works 2004, 2005, and 2006.

In order for this attack to be carried out, a user must first open a malicious Word file attached to an e-mail or otherwise provided to them by an attacker.
Here's the link. For now, MS's recommendation?
Quote
Do not open or save Word files that you receive from un-trusted or that are received unexpected from trusted sources. This vulnerability could be exploited when a user opens a file.
:o There's apparently no virus signature for this, meaning right now, there's no way to determine if your machine has been exploited this way.
 
Logged
--
Bob

Sometimes it takes therapy to put the past behind you. Other times, it takes a 20 gallon trash bag and a couple of cinder blocks.

Susan August

  • Ink Slinger
  • ****
  • Karma: 15
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 344
Re: Microsoft Security Advisory
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 05:43:57 PM »

Sure hope that security update will arrive quickly!  Not a whole lot of other options, other than 'beware the jabberwocky'!   ;)

S.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 


* Calendar
November 2020
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 [27] 28
29 30

No calendar events were found.

Paying the bills...

* Forum Staff
admin Bob Mueller
Administrator
admin MWF Bot
Administrator
gmod MysteryAdmin
Global Moderator
gmod laurihart
Global Moderator

Page created in 0.138 seconds with 45 queries.

SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal