Microsoft warns users of a vulnerability in MSHTML that can be exploited by hackers to infect your computer

mylesillidge

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Microsoft warns of Office security flaw

Microsoft has warned users of a remote code execution vulnerability in MSHTML that malicious actors can exploit to infect a target's computer.

Hackers exploit this weakness by sending victims a Microsoft Office file that, once opened, directs the victim to the malicious actor’s website, which features an ActiveX control that downloads malware to the computer.
 

Skankhunt

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What happens when you open it up with LibreOffice on Linux or MacOS?

Also, why does ActiveX still exist in 2021?
 

Thugscub

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Ahhhhh. MS Guinea Pigs.
Roll out the latest windblows and get all the joy boys to fix their virus distribution for free.
Then make them pay for it
 

The_Ogre

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Ahhhhh. MS Guinea Pigs.
Roll out the latest windblows and get all the joy boys to fix their virus distribution for free.
Then make them pay for it

I suppose you're still on '98 or something?

impacts Windows Server versions 2008 and onwards, as well as Windows 7 through Windows 10.
 
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