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Bitdefender Blocks .rtf Exploit

Bitdefender has added detection to all products for code exploiting the recently revealed Word 2010 memory corruption vulnerability, which is (according to Microsoft) being used in the wild in targeted attacks.

More about the vulnerability here and here. The detection name is Exploit.CVE-2010-3333.N.

About the author


Razvan Stoica is a journalist turned teacher turned publicist and technology evangelist. When Bitdefender isn't paying him to bring complex subjects to wide audiences, he enjoys writing fiction, skiing and biking. Razvan Stoica started off writing for a science monthly and was the chief editor of a science fiction magazine for a short while before moving on to the University of Medicine in Bucharest where he lectured on the English language. Recruited by Bitdefender in 2004 to add zest to the company's online presence, he has fulfilled a bevy of roles within the company since. In his current position, he is primarily responsible for the communications and community-building efforts of the Bitdefender research and technology development arm.


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  • On a pril 8,Microsoft has completed the investigation

  • Is this a post in 2014 about finally adding support for a CVE that was published by the vendor in 2010? Ouch…

  • Try scanning from safe mode. Reboot and tap F8 durnig startup. Select safe mode from the menu.Also, try this if you have not:* (Free, don’t register it)