October 10, 2001

Office users hit by new macro risk

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET: "A new vulnerability has been detected in systems running Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, which allows a
specially crafted macro to avoid detection and run malicious code on a victim's machine.

The software hole allows a malformed macro to escape the security warnings built into Excel and PowerPoint, so that
a user can unknowingly run infected macros when opening a spreadsheet or presentation."


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