Sunday, March 9, 2008

Office for Mac 'CRITICAL' Security Flaw

The SANS Institute is well known for its IT security training. They typically go a bit overboard trying to FUD Mac users. But if you ignore that rubbish they are a very good source of computer security information. If you are interested they also have a very good Mac security course schedule. I wouldn't mind attending!

This week SANS reported that Microsoft are going to be releasing four security bulletins on March 11, 2008. All the bulletins discuss 'CRITICAL' security flaws. Three are in Microsoft Office and one is in Microsoft Office Web Components. The affected versions of Office and its applications are Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, Excel, Office Outlook and Office for Mac. The vulnerability of interest here is the one affecting Office for Mac. You can read more at:

When I learn specifics about this flaw I will have a follow-up post.

This information was provided in SANS NewsBites Vol. 10 Num. 19. You can obtain a free subscription at:

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