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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory for Word Vulnerability

July 14th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released a Security Advisory to address a vulnerability in Microsoft Word. The advisory indicates that this vulnerability affects Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3. By convincing a user to open a specially crafted Word file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. Additionally, the advisory indicates that Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks attempting to exploit this vulnerability.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review Microsoft Security Advisory 953635 and apply any necessary workarounds to help mitigate the risks.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.