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Microsoft warn of Excel Problems

Last week Microsoft provided guidance about a targeted Excel exploit that has been discovered targeting a new vulnerability in Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004 (OS X). Excel 2003 Service Pack 3, 2007, and 2008 (OS X) are not vulnerable.

Microsoft have not yet identified whether an out-of-cycle patch will be issued, but have indicated that they are devoting significant resources to the investigation of the problem and creation of a solution.

With the impending removal of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) from Office, one of the biggest vectors for Office vulnerabilities will soon be disabled - though it will cause a range of problems for the numerous business applications and business uses that rely upon scripted VBA support to function.

21 January 2008

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