Office 2010 Vulnerabilities Revealed

Posted: Jul 2 2010, 12:45pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:11am CDT, in News | Technology News


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Just in case you needed reminding, Office 2010 is not secure. Vupen Security just released information about two vulnerabilities in the software suite. This is especially embarassing for Microsoft when you consider the fact that Office 2010 has not been out very long. More time will certainly bring more flaws to public attention.

TecheEye reports that the boys at Redmond have taken issue with Vupen's actions. Jerry Bryant of Microsoft response communications alleged that their actions fell outside of responsible disclosure. Vupen did not release any information about the exploit, other than that it was a memory corruption which affects Excel.

It's hard to see how this could be classified as irresponsible. Consumers have a right to know that their software is vulnerable. Vupen has identified 130 security flaws in Microsoft products this year alone. You can argue that they may be picking on Microsoft, but there wouldn't be anything to pick on if their software wasn't riddled with bugs and exploits.

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