[ISN] Cross-Infecting Virus in MS Office 97

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Mon Jul 06 1998 - 11:33:47 PDT

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    Forwarded From: "Spencer, Will" <wspencert_private>
    * CROSS-INFECTING VIRUS IN MICROSOFT OFFICE 97 Sophos reported a macro
    virus that migrates between Word and Excel environments in Office 97. The
    virus, named "StrangeDays," contains a warhead that causes all files to be
    deleted on the 26th day of the month. The virus is able to travel between
    the two environments because Word and Excel share the same macro language
    core, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 5, in Office 97. You can find an
    identity to detect and disinfect this virus at Sophos' Web site,
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