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Microsoft warns of Office zero-day, active hacker exploits

Gregg Keizer | Nov. 6, 2013
Flaw unlikely to be patched in next week's security updates, says expert

Storms was referring to several updates since April, including ones for Windows 7, the Exchange email server software and Office, that Microsoft has had to withdraw and rework after post-patching problems plagued users. Some security experts, including Storms, have wondered whether Microsoft has lost grip on its once-notable quality control.

Today, Microsoft urged customers to apply a temporary work-around until a patch is available, and posted links to an automated "Fixit" stop-gap on a support document.


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