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Old 12-07-2006, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default MS Word security advisory

From Microsoft:
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.


As a best practice, users should always exercise extreme caution when opening unsolicited attachments from both known and unknown sources.
[. . .]
Upon completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to help protect our customers. This may include providing a security update through our monthly release process or providing an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customer needs.
I guess the main point is to be careful with e-mail attachments. From anyone.

   
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