Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Word hole exploited in zero-day attacks

Tech News on ZDNet: "A yet-to-be-patched security hole in multiple versions of Word is being exploited in cyberattacks, Microsoft warned late Tuesday.
The attacks are 'limited,' according to a Microsoft security advisory. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker is developing a security update that addresses the vulnerability, it said.
The vulnerability is similar to previous so-called zero-day flaws that have hit Office applications in recent months. An attacker could rig a Word file in such a way that he would gain complete control over a vulnerable PC when the file is opened, Microsoft said in its advisory. "

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