Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends -- Patch Tuesday
. Microsoft's once-a-month day to caulk and fill security holes and repair product bugs has a special treat for all of us this time around: a patch for Microsoft Office 2004.
The vulnerability in question also affects Windows 2000, 2003 and XP along with Visual Basic 6.0, and could theoretically allow the crafter of a malicious web page to get full access to a targeted computer. See the technical details on the "vulnerability in OLE automation" here
. Note that this exploit has not been seen in the wild; it was 'responsibly reported.'
The 11.3.7 update to Office is downloadable
now and weighs in at 8.7 MB, with no features mentioned except for the security fix. Happy patching!Thanks, Scott.