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Microsoft warns of Word vulnerability

updated 11:50 am EST, Wed December 6, 2006

MS Word vulnerability

Microsoft has issued a security advisory for a new vulnerability in Microsoft Word that could allow remote code execution by an attacker. The Redmond-based company 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. Users must first open a malicious Word file attached to an email or provided by an attacker by some other means before the attack can be carried out, and Microsoft suggests exercising extreme caution when opening unsolicited email attachments from both known as well as unknown sources.

by MacNN Staff





  1. MacScientist

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Word 2004 v.X

    Isn't it interesting that Microsoft is unfamiliar with its own product line. Word v.X and Word 2004 are two separate versions of Word for MacOS X. Word 2004 v.X does not exist.

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: word 2004

    i saw that too.

    it may just be easier to say 'any MS product installed is a security vulnerability'

  1. JEB

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Long live AppleWorks

    Got to say, we still use it. AW really rocks, despite all the hype one way or the other. Does plenty for what we need.

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