Vista protects MS Office from attack

Future zero day attacks using flaws in Microsoft's Office productivity suite will likely be foiled by security features in Windows Vista, one researcher argued last week.

While dozens of vulnerabilities--many of them previously unknown--have plagued Microsoft's Office team this year, Windows users upgrading to Vista will have a lot less to worry about, Thomas Dullien, head of research for reverse-engineering tool maker Sabre Security, said in a post to his blog. Specifically, because Microsoft has added Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) to the Windows operating system, attackers will not be able to create reliable exploits using file-format vulnerabilities, he said. Vista protects MS Office from attack

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