Microsoft: Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Flaw in MS Word

Microsoft today warned Windows users to take extra care when opening e-mail attachments that contain Microsoft Word documents, as several new threats were spotted online exploiting an unpatched security flaw in the word processing program.

Redmond said the flaw is present in Microsoft Word XP and Word 2003, and that on Thursday the company "had received a report that a customer had been subjected to a very targeted attack using this vulnerability." Microsoft says customers using the Word Viewer to view documents don't have to worry about this flaw. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

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