Microsoft Word / Excel / Powerpoint 2000 Object Tag Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Solution:
Microsoft has released the following patches which eliminates the vulnerability. Word 2000 users can further protect themselves by enabling the "Confirm conversion at Open" option located in the Tools-Options-General tab. This would force all HTML formatted documents to be converted to plain text upon opening.


Microsoft Excel 2000

Microsoft Word 2000

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000


 

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