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July 17, 2006, 4:27 am
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Unpatched Powerpoint Flaw Exploited
"Online criminals are taking advantage of an unpatched security hole in
Microsoft's Office products again. Security experts say they've spotted a
flaw in the Powerpoint slide-presentation program being exploited in the
"This undocumented flaw does not appear to have been addressed in any of the
13 security updates Microsoft shipped this week to mend a variety of
in Office software. As Security Fix and others have noted, some of the work
Microsoft has done in hardening the security of the Windows operating system
has forced the bad guys to look for lower-hanging fruit in applications that
run on top of Windows, so we may see more Office flaws under attack."
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