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Monday, 13 July 2009

Microsoft Security Advisory (973472)

Go get it folks!

Microsoft Security Advisory (973472)

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft is investigating a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. When using Internet Explorer, code execution is remote and may not require any user intervention.

We are aware of attacks attempting to exploit the vulnerability.

Customers may prevent the Microsoft Office Web Components from running in Internet Explorer either manually, using the instructions in the Workaround section, or automatically, using the solution found in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 973472.

Fix It solution is available and applies to:
Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components for the 2007 Microsoft Office system
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition

Fix It solution is in
More info on this security advisory in

Special thanks to Donna and Corrine for the heads up.

Microsoft Security Advisory (973472) - FixIt solution is available

Microsoft Security Advisory 973472 Released

Now I've got to figure out why the advisory hasn't come to my inbox yet .....

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