MAN! is it good to be back!
"Microsoft is investigating a security vulnerability with Word 97 which allows attackers to filch documents from victim's PCs using a craft social engineering attack.
If an attacker can persuade a target to open, modify and then return a document to him he can snaffle sensitive files on a user's PC. The files will be silently wrapped into the returned file using the INCLUDETEXT field, one of the numerous hidden fields embedded in Word documents. "
Nasty stuff guys- patch up and stay safe.
News source: El Reg