Microsoft warns of zero-day attacks

by admin February 5, 2007 at 11:43 am

Beware emails bearing Excel files

Microsoft has issued a security advisory after a growing number of attacks using Excel files.

A zero-day flaw has been found in Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2004 for Mac.

The vulnerability could allow a specially crafted Excel package to carry malware that could give a hacker full control of an infected PC.

“In a web-based attack, an attacker would have to host a website that contains a Office file that is used to attempt to exploit this vulnerability,” said the advisory.

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