Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
SSDs Hit Pricing Sweet Spot
Creative Introduces Draco HS880 Gaming Headset
Nantero's Next-Generation Memory NRAM Could Replace DRAM, SSDs
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Sales Suggest Great Start
Computex: Qualcomm Expands 802.11ac MU-MIMO Product Portfolio for Wi-Fi Access Points and Routers
ASUS Showcases ROG Gaming Products, ROG Certified Gear, Next-Gen Motherboard, USB 3.1 Line-Up and Mods at Computex 2015
Computex: Intel Introduces 5th Gen Intel Core Broadwell-H Processors, Thunderbolt 3, IoT And Unite Tele-conference Platform
Crucial Debuts New DDR4 Memory, SSD Software At Computex
Active Discussions
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Word Fl...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Word Flaw Hit With Zero-day Attack


An "extremely critical flaw" in Microsoft Word 2000 is currently being exploited by malicious attackers, which could lead to remote execution of code on a user's system, security researcher Secunia advised Tuesday.

The vulnerability affects systems running Windows 2000 and occurs when processing malicious Word 2000 documents, according to Secunia's security advisory.

Security company Symantec, which several days ago detected the exploit, Trojan MDropper.Q, noted that it uses a two-step attack. Trojan MDropper.Q exploits the Microsoft Word vulnerability to drop another file, a new variant of Backdoor.Femo, according to a security advisory by Symantec. "As with other recent (Microsoft) Office vulnerabilities, documents incorporating the exploit code must be opened with a vulnerable copy of Microsoft Word 2000 for it to work," Symantec's advisory stated. "As such, it makes the vulnerability unsuitable for the creation of self-replicating network worms." Microsoft has not yet issued a patch for the vulnerability, and users are advised to forgo opening untrusted documents.


Previous
Next
New iMac Line Uses Intel Dual-core Chips        All News        EA Releases Battlefield 2 1.4 Patch
Google to Announce Print-Archive Searching     General Computing News      Apple May Launch Movie Downloads

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Research Project Can Interpret, Caption Photos
Microsoft Cortana Coming To Apple and Android Phones
Microsoft, Salesforce Talks Stall On Pricing: report
Office for Android Phone Preview Released
Microsoft Project Reveals Method For Keeping Cloud Data Private
Microsoft May Bid For Salesforce
EU court Says Sky Sounds Like Skype
Microsoft Announces New Solutions For IT Professionals
Microsoft Uses Machine Learning To Guess Your Age
Microsoft Patent Describes Emotion Detecting Eyeglasses
Judge Rules in Favor of InterDigital in ITC Action Involving Nokia, Microsoft
Microsoft Cloud Business Drive Company's Profit, Revenue

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .