Microsoft Word Might Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code

A vulnerability in Microsoft Word might allow intruders to attach to a Word document shell code that when executed could launch the code of the intruder's choice. Current exploits include a Trojan horse that deletes traces of the original exploit from the Word document. A succesful exploit could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system. Microsoft is aware of the problem, however no patch is available at this time.

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