Users of an older version of Microsoft Word could have their computers compromised after downloading and opening a specially crafted .doc file, according to an advisory issued late Tuesday.
Microsoft said only limited and targeted attacks have so far attempted to use this vulnerability against systems running Microsoft Word 2002 SP3.
To become infected, a vulnerable user would have to open a specially crafted .doc document. An attacker using this vulnerability would then have the same user rights as the victim. If a victim were running as administrator, the attacker would gain full access to the compromised PC.
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