Not a good day to be reading funny Word attachments
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2006 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet reports on an Office flaw particluar to Word, that is running around in the wild. As opposed to many vulnerabilities, this one was not discovered by researchers in a lab, or a white hat playing with code. It is out there and it wants to munch your DNS.
"The vulnerability affects systems running Windows 2000 and occurs when processing malicious Word 2000
documents, according to Secunia's security advisory.
Security company Symantec, which several days ago detected the exploit, Trojan MDropper.Q, noted that
it uses a two-step attack.
Trojan MDropper.Q exploits the Microsoft Word vulnerability to drop another file, a new variant of
Backdoor.Femo, according to a security advisory by Symantec. "
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