Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Microsoft Security Advisory 3010060 with Fixit Solution

Security Advisory
Microsoft released Security Advisory 3010060 which relates to a vulnerability affecting all supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.

The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file that contains an OLE object. Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks. 


Microsoft has made available a Fix it solution "OLE packager shim workaround" which prevents execution of the vulnerability.  Below are direct links to both enable and disable the Fix it solution.

NoteThe Fix it solution is not at this time for 64-bit editions of PowerPoint on x64-based editions of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. 
Enable Fix itDisable Fix it

Another option is to install the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), described in the "workarounds" section of the Tech Net Advisory.


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