Microsoft Release Pair of Patches to Remedy Microsoft Office Issues

A patch released by Microsoft on Tuesday will aim to remedy a number of issues that have been affecting the company's Microsoft Office services, specifically older versions of the company's Microsoft Powerpoint software. The "important" update (MS11-036) affects older versions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Left unpatched, the flaw creates a means to plant malware in specially malformed PowerPoint files, making the vulnerability particularly useful in targeted attack. Users of Office XP, 2003, 2007 and 2004 for Mac are all potentially at risk from the vulnerability. Malware injections such as this are becoming increasingly common, with Adobe having recently released a patch to counter vulnerabilities in their software that has left users open to malware attacks. The update follows a crop of 17 throughout the month of April.
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