Security hole found in Office 2007

Researchers at eEye Digital Security of Aliso Viejo, California, say they have found a flaw in Microsoft's newly released Office 2007 software whose risk-level is described as "high" since it could let an attacker run software on a compromised system from a remote location. The flaw is specific to Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 and requires a victim to open an infected file. According to an advisory on eEye's website, the vulnerability was found and reported to Microsoft on February 16, a little more than two weeks after the software was released. In general, security experts regard newly released software such as Office 2007 as less likely targets for exploitation by criminals since they do not yet have a large user base.

News source: CBC News

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k311 said,
how about we dont open files that we dont know the origin of?

Anyone who is stupid enough topen files he doesn't know the origin of fully gets what he deserves

Besides, that's now one flaw in Office 2007 compared to how many in Office 2003? x) Quite a lot more, at any rate.

Are you talking about if you get a huge bonus from your boss for making professional looking publications and marketing material with Publisher?

one321 said,
Are you talking about if you get a huge bonus from your boss for making professional looking publications and marketing material with Publisher?

Hehe, people who create 'professional looking publications and marketing material' for a living don't use Publisher.

this is pointless to comment (as usual) cause everyone pretty much says the same crap over and over again, including me. lol.

you will get some people in here saying office sucks blah blah blah ... anti-microsoft comments etc etc etc... same ol' crap lol

bottom line though is it's nice to have news like this so it keeps us aware about the stuff