Yet one more string to the bow
OpenOffice.org and Foxit Reader both seem to be immune.
Microsoft has released a solitary bulletin that covers 14 vulnerabilities in PowerPoint, including a zero-day bug that has been the target of hacker exploitation over recent weeks, as part of its May Patch Tuesday update. All versions of PowerPoint will need patching with the cumulative update, which earns Redmond's highest …
I read teh PDF exploit advisory and on that afternoon visisted a booby trapped site.
It asked if i wanted to read the pdf and i though "strange, i dont remember visiting one"
Then i remembered about the adisory. But for some reason. Unbe-known to me i clicked "Run" without looking. And i was bombarded with adverts.
Didnt take me longer then 5 minutes to clean up though
The honourable Ash is quite correct. The days when Powerpoint and Acrobat were respectively the only game in town are long gone. There are now really good alternatives and it is worth noting that they offer the same or very similar functionality, with less bloat, and without the vulnerabilities.
Why wait in fear for, for instance, a huge Acrobat fix to be released when your can install the whole of Foxit right away, and very probably with a smaller download.
To continue the automotive metaphor of Mr FFS, when you have fixed a ridiculous number of punctures (with no external cause) on a tyre it is a sure sign that you need to give up and get a completely new tyre.
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