Microsoft Office Bug May Lead To Drive by Downloads

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a pair of security bulletins that patched seven vulnerabilities, the bulk of them critical bugs in the Office productivity suite's Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint applications.

According to analysts, one of the Office flaws may be exploitable by behind-the-scenes "drive-by downloads" if vulnerable users simply surf to sites with Internet Explorer (IE).

"These issues pose a significant risk for computers that have the vulnerable Office suite installed and are used to browse the Internet or process Microsoft Office files," Symantec warned in an advisory issued minutes after Microsoft posted the bulletins. TechWeb | Windows Patches | Microsoft Office Bug May Lead To Drive-by Downloads

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