PC World - Microsoft Office 2003 Apps Hit with New Crash Bugs
One more warning about Word and Excel.....BD

"A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by presenting a malicious WMF file to a victim user," said Symantec's report on the Office 2003 flaw. "The issue is triggered when the application is used to insert the malicious file into a document."

Specially crafted WMF (Windows Metafile) image files were the root of a major attack in late 2005 and early 2006 that was launched from hundreds of malicious Web sites and compromised thousands of PCs. This bug seems to be different from the 2005/2006 vulnerability.

Attacks using either vulnerability require users to download malicious files from a Web site or open them when they arrive as e-mailed file attachments.


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