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Zero-Day Attack for Microsoft Word

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Microsoft issued a security bulletin regarding a recently discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Word. The attack involves a specially crafted Microsoft Word document that contains malicious code.

Once the Word Doc is opened, the code is executed and corrupts the computer's memory. This can lead to an attacker taking control of a user account on the compromised computer.

This attack affects many varieties of Microsoft Word, including those available for the Apple Macintosh platform.

  • Word 2000
  • Word 2002
  • Word 2003
  • Word Viewer 2003
  • Word 2004 for Mac
  • Word 2004 v. X for Mac
  • Works 2004, 2005, and 2006

There is no patch or fix for this issue as of yet. Microsoft is working on a solution.

It is recommended that you do NOT open any Word Doc's from un-trusted sources. If you do receive Word Doc's from trusted sources, verify that the document was intentionally sent.

We will update this alert as information becomes available

You can read more information regarding this latest vulnerability here:

Microsoft Security Bulletin: Microsoft Word