Microsoft: Word 2007 crashes aren't a bug, they're a feature

Friday, 13 April 2007, 12:21 AM EST

The Word 2007 bugs pegged as security vulnerabilities by an Israeli researcher are nothing of the sort, Microsoft said today. Instead, the application crashes reported as flaws are actually by design.

The researcher who posted details earlier this week of the bugs reacted by offering screenshots of the Word crashes and wondering why Microsoft disputed his findings. On Monday, Mati Aharoni of Offensive Security warned of three new flaws in Word 2007 on the Milw0rm and SecurityVulns.com security sites, and posted malformed Word documents as proof-of-concepts. Microsoft, however, seemed unconcerned.

At Computerworld.

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