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New Microsoft Word Zero-Day Reported

Created: 11 Dec 2006 08:00:00 GMT • Updated: 23 Jan 2014 18:54:36 GMT
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Microsoft have announced they are investigating yet another zero-dayvulnerability, apparently unrelated to the December 5 MicrosoftSecurity Advisory 929433. According to their investigations, Word 2000,Word 2002, Word 2003 and the Word Viewer 2003 are affected, but Word2007 is not affected by the vulnerability. They also report that thevulnerability is being exploited on a very limited and targeted basis.Symantec Security Response is monitoring the situation and will respondappropriately once further information is available. As always,standard best practices apply in this situation and caution should beexercised when dealing with unsolicited attachments from both unknownsources, as well as from trusted sources.