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General Discussion and News => Technology Troubles => Topic started by: Bob Mueller on December 06, 2006, 03:27:01 PM

Title: Microsoft Security Advisory
Post by: Bob Mueller on December 06, 2006, 03:27:01 PM
This is just lovely.
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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 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/929433.mspx). For now, MS's recommendation?
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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.
 
Title: Re: Microsoft Security Advisory
Post by: Susan August 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'!   ;)

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