Unpatched Flaw In Microsoft Word Being Exploited

A flaw in the way Microsoft Word 2000 documents are processed could allow an attacker to execute malicious code remotely on vulnerable systems according to a Secunia alert. Exploit code has been identified in the wild and no patch is currently available, so Secunia has rated the Advisory as Extremely Critical and advises users not to open any untrusted Microsoft Office files. For more information, you can check out the details of the Advisory here: Secunia Advisories – September 5, 2006.