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Microsoft issues patch for Word zero-day – booby-trapped RTF files

By on March 25, 2014 11:38:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

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Booby-trapped RTF files have been found in the wild, exploiting a zero-day hole in Microsoft Word. Microsoft has issued an emergency patch.


Read about it and get Microsoft Fix It here :-

 

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2953095

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March 26, 2014 3:23:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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March 26, 2014 4:02:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Is this on Windows Update? Because I ran the update service and it says I am up to date. I have Word installed.

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March 26, 2014 5:40:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You are all posting links for word 2003. So is that the only one it affects. How about 2010? The post could have been a bit more descriptive. 

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March 26, 2014 6:19:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Article ID: 2953095 - Last Review: March 24, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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March 26, 2014 8:12:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Wiz.

 

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March 26, 2014 8:16:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have Office 2007 installed, still, Windows Update reports no new updates.

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March 26, 2014 9:31:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kona0197,

I have Office 2007 installed, still, Windows Update reports no new updates.

Microsoft has issued an emergency patch.

The Fix it solution described in this section is not intended to be a replacement for any security update. We recommend that you always install the latest security updates. However, we offer this Fix it solution as a workaround option for some scenarios. 

kona, this is just a band-aid to be used until an actual Windows Update is available. A full update to fix it will take more time (and may show in WU when it is ready)........ meanwhile,.................

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March 26, 2014 9:36:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveBax,
You are all posting links for word 2003. So is that the only one it affects. How about 2010? The post could have been a bit more descriptive.

Dave, I only reposted the link the OP posted, since his wasn't actually a working link.   

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March 26, 2014 10:15:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,


Quoting DaveBax, reply 3You are all posting links for word 2003. So is that the only one it affects. How about 2010? The post could have been a bit more descriptive.

Dave, I only reposted the link the OP posted, since his wasn't actually a working link.   

Hey no problem. What I was saying was when the post was started it would have been nice to list the version effected such as wiz did after my post. As far as the link you posted I have no problem with that however it is the same link that is in the top of the post under External link. 

I understand you are getting old and miss things. Some day I will be at that point.

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March 26, 2014 10:38:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveBax,
I understand you are getting old and miss things. Some day I will be at that point.

Yeah, someday. 

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March 27, 2014 8:35:45 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hey, it will be ages before that happens.

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March 27, 2014 8:58:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting StevenAus,

Hey, it will be ages before that happens.

Yea maybe for you. In a 3 weeks I will be 69 so I only have about 30 years left or so. LOL.

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March 27, 2014 11:30:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow! You're older than I are. Go figure.

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March 27, 2014 11:57:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

69 is a very good number...my favorite, actually...

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March 27, 2014 12:08:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sheesh, I installed the patch on Office 2010 and then it would not let me open any files, not .doc, .docx, .rtf, nothing. Had to go into the Office settings and set things back to the default permissions to open them. Typical Microsoft.

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