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It's now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a Word file


Microsoft has begun its 2017 with the release of four updates to address security holes in Windows and Office, while Adobe has posted fixes for more than three dozen vulnerabilities in Flash and Reader.

Microsoft's January patch load includes:

MS17-001, a fix for the Edge browser to address a flaw that would let a malicious page gain elevated access privileges when the user clicks on a link."An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Microsoft Edge does not properly enforce cross-domain policies with about:blank, which could allow an attacker to access information from one domain and inject it into another domain," Microsoft says of CVE-2017-0002.The update will only be pushed out to Windows 10 and Server 2016.MS17-002 addresses a memory corruption issue in Office that allows for remote code execution in Office 2016 and SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016.The flaw, designated CVE-2017-0003, allows a specially crafted Word file to take control of the target system...(continued)
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