Microsoft Word vulnerability

Microsoft Patches Critical Remote Flaws in Word, IE and Windows

A rare critical Microsoft Word vulnerability was patched today by Microsoft, one of seven security updates pushed out repairing 11 flaws in its December security update.The Word vulnerability earned a critical rating because the Outlook email client uses Word to display documents in the Outlook preview pane and therefore removes the need for user interaction to trigger an exploit.

Microsoft Patches Critical Word Flaw; Certificate Key Length Changes are Official

Microsoft rolled out seven security updates today, including a fix for a critical remotely exploitable Word vulnerability. In all, 20 vulnerabilities were repaired by Microsoft, which also issued an advisory regarding poorly generated digital certificates that have to be replaced and the distribution of an automated mechanism that will check for certificate key lengths and revoke any shorter than 1024 bits.

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