“Microsoft has warned of an unpatched vulnerability in its Office productivity suite,” John Leyden reports for The Register.
“The bug, which arises from an unspecified flaw in handling strings, might be exploited to corrupt memory on a vulnerable system. The flaw allows malware to be loaded onto exposed systems providing users are tricked into opening maliciously-constructed files. Computers running Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac are all potentially vulnerable,” Leyden reports.
Leyden reports, “Users are advised not to open untrusted Office documents pending the release of patches from Microsoft.”
Full article with more info and links here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]
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