Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Vulnerability issue with Microsoft Word!!!

Microsoft team released their latest security update where a hacker can gain control over your system when you access a RTF document using MS-Word which is a specially crafted with the vulnerability that will allow remote code execution during the access and cause potential threats, Microsoft team published a Security Advisory Bulletin on this issue and also released a support KB article that contains the fixit which disables opening RTF content with Word. Proper fix will be published soon with the monthly security updates as updated in the bulletin.


Access the Security Advisory here : Microsoft Security Advisory (2953095)

Access the MS KB here : Microsoft security advisory: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word could allow remote code execution

One more good fix available from WindowsITPro 

Blocking RTF Format Files in Word 2013 Using GPO

Update:

Microsoft team addressed this issue in this week patch Tuesday (8th April) along with other vulnerabilities, more information is available in the below Security Bulletin

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2014

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