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Microsoft, CISA Urge Mitigations for Zero-Day RCE Flaw in Windows

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Sep
2021
Microsoft, CISA Urge Mitigations for Zero-Day RCE Flaw in Windows

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Both Microsoft and federal cybersecurity officials are urging organizations to use mitigations to combat a zero-day remote control execution (RCE) vulnerability in Windows that allows attackers to craft malicious Microsoft Office documents.

Microsoft has not revealed much about the MSHTML bug, tracked as CVE-2021-40444, beyond that it is “aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability by using specially-crafted Microsoft Office documents,” according to an advisory released Tuesday.

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