Database Attacks Confirmed by Microsoft

Anunpatched security flaw in Microsoft’s Jet Database Engine is beingused to launch targeted attacks against Windows users, according to an advisory from the software vendor.

The attacks, described by Microsoft as "very limited," are exploiting abuffer overrun vulnerability in the lightweight database that providesdata access to applications such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft VisualBasic and third-party applications. Technical details on this zero-day vulnerability are not yet availablebut it is common knowledge that the Jet DB engine has suffered frommajor security issues over the last few years.

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