Word for Mac Exploit Released
Yet again, an exploit has been released into the wild within days of Microsoft announcing the vulnerability.An exploit has been found in the wild for a Word vulnerability Microsoft patched on Oct. 9. Symantec said in a posting on Oct. 10 that it had gotten its hands on a Word for Mac document that contains shell code and three pieces of malware. The file kept crashing Symantecs Word programswith the exception of Office 2007until the security company determined that it had been created using Word for Macintosh.
The document was, in fact, rigged to exploit a flaw that Microsoft has already seen in the wild and which the company patched earlier in the week.