News: Word flaw hit with zero-day attack

sdy284 - September 5, 2006 06:28AM in
c|net - "An "extremely critical flaw" in Microsoft Word 2000 is currently being exploited by malicious attackers, which could lead to remote execution of code on a user's system, security researcher Secunia advised Tuesday. 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. "