Today Microsoft released Security Advisory 932114, described as relating to a vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000 which could allow remote code execution. In order for the attack to be successful, it is first necessary to open a malicious Word file attached to an e-mail or otherwise provided by an attacker. Obviously, the common sense approach applies yet again to not open unexpected or unusually named attachments.
Reminder: As stated in the MSRC Blog on this advisory, Microsoft is aware of very limited, targeted attacks attempting to use the vulnerability.
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