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Microsoft Office vulnerability used to spread malware

Posted on March 28th, 2012 at 8:58 AM EDT

AlienVault Labs has announced discovery of malware “in the wild” that is taking advantage of a Microsoft Office vulnerability to install itself.  It would appear that MS Office for Mac 2004 and 2008 are both vulnerable if the relevant security patch has not been installed.  On vulnerable systems, malicious MS Office documents have been seen that install two different trojans, the Tibet.A trojan announced last week and a second never-before-seen trojan apparently called MacControl.
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