Microsoft says a preliminary investigation into reports of vulnerabilities in its Office 2007 suite has produced no evidence of a threat to users. Reports of new security holes in MS Office have been made public on known exploit sites, including information about four bugs posted on one site. Microsoft has not released specific information about the vulnerabilities, citing potential risk to users.
“Microsoft’s initial investigation has found that none of these claims demonstrate any vulnerability in Word 2007 or any Office 2007 products,” a company spokesperson said April 11. “Our investigation into the possible impact of these claims on other versions of Microsoft Office is continuing.”
The reported flaws were uncovered by Mati Aharoni of Offensive-Security.com, in Israel. He said he was not searching for vulnerabilities in Word, but stumbled upon them while developing Offensive-Security.com course materials.
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