New Word exploit crafted follwoing "Microsoft Tuesday Patch Release"

The trend for exploiting vulnerabilities around the same time as Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday update continues.Hackers have crafted a new Word exploit based on a memory corruption vulnerability addressed by Microsoft on Tuesday. The flaw was already exploited prior to the release of the fix, according to Microsoft.Until this week the critical flaw had only […]

The trend for exploiting vulnerabilities around the same time as Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday update continues.

Hackers have crafted a new Word exploit based on a memory corruption vulnerability addressed by Microsoft on Tuesday. The flaw was already exploited prior to the release of the fix, according to Microsoft.

Until this week the critical flaw had only been exploited in targeted attacks, but it's now getting wider play.

Symantec reports that the vulnerability is now being exploited in more widespread attacks. Malformed Word documents doing the rounds contain shell code and three pieces of malware. The malware package is unusual in that it was created using the Word for Macintosh format instead of the standard Windows (OLE) format.

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