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Microsoft warns Word users of ongoing attacks exploiting unpatched bug

Gregg Keizer | March 25, 2014
Microsoft today warned users of Word 2010 that in-the-wild attacks are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in the software.

EMET 4.1 can be downloaded from Microsoft's site.

Microsoft did not hint at when it would patch the Word bug, or whether it would go "out-of-band" and issue an emergency update before the next regularly-scheduled Patch Tuesday, which is April 8.

The Redmond, Wash. company rarely ships an out-of-band update unless attacks are widespread, which according to its Child's statement today, is currently not the case. The last out-of-band that Microsoft released was MS13-008, an emergency patch issued in January 2013 that plugged holes in IE6, IE7 and IE8 after the browsers had been exploited for several weeks.

 

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