A New Zero Day Attack on MS-Word
Here we go again!
Microsoft’s security response team has launched an investigation into reports of a zero-day attack against a previously unknown vulnerability affecting its ever-present Microsoft Word program. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker said it’s aware of ‘very limited attacks’ exploiting the reported Word flaw. If the vulnerabilityâ€”and attackâ€”is confirmed, the company is likely to issue a pre-patch advisory with workarounds or suggested actions or vulnerable customers. The vulnerability was discovered during an actual live attack by anti-virus vendor Symantec. It affects multiple versions of Microsoft Word and can be used in successful code execution attacks against users of Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.”
So, we will wait and see how long it take them to create a patch for this. Right now there is none. So, in the meantime, switch over to OpenOffice.org, or don’t use Word!