Friday, December 15, 2006

Third MS Word Code Exploit Posted

Exploit code for a third, unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word has been posted on the Internet, adding to the software maker's struggles to keep up with gaping holes in its popular word processing program. The attack code, available at Milw0rm.com, contains sample Word documents that have been rigged to launch code execution exploits when the file is opened.

Microsoft has not yet publicly acknowledged the vulnerability, but the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert to warn that Word documents can be manipulated to trigger code execution of denial-of-service attacks.

Read the article HERE.

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