- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office could allow an attacker to gain control of your computer.
Microsoft Office 2000 users must visit the Microsoft Office Update web site to get the appropriate updates.
Apple Mac OS X users should obtain updates from the Mactopia web site.
Do not open untrusted documents
Do not open unfamiliar or unexpected Office documents, including those received as email attachments or hosted on a web site. For more information, please see Using Caution with Email Attachments.
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office may allow an attacker to access your computer, install and run malicious software on your computer, or cause it to crash. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by using specially crafted network traffic, by convincing you to click on a specially crafted URL, or by convincing you to open a specially crafted Office document. An Office document could be attached to an email message, hosted on a web site, or included in another Office document.
For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Alert TA06-283A.
- US-CERT Technical Alert TA06-283A - <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-283A.html>
- US-CERT Vulnerability Notes for Microsoft October 2006 updates - <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=ms06-oct>
- Securing Your Web Browser - <http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/>
- Using Caution with Email Attachments - <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-010.html>
- Microsoft Security Essentials - <http://www.microsoft.com/protect/>
- Microsoft security updates for October 2006 - <http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/bulletins/200610.mspx>
- Microsoft Update - <https://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/>
- Microsoft Office Update - <http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/>
- Mactopia - <http://www.microsoft.com/mac/>
- Microsoft Automatic Updates - <http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/msupdate_keep_current.mspx#EZB>
October 10, 2006: Initial release