A serious flaw has been found in the Jet 3.51 data access software of the Office 97 suite from Microsoft. These applications currently are being used in millions of computers in schools and other organizations from coast to coast. In spite of the significant danger, a solution is readily available, computer security experts say.

The Jet 3.51 vulnerability would allow an attacker to create a malicious .xls or .doc file, according to computer security specialists. When opened, this file could execute arbitrary commands on a school district's computer system.

Such a malicious file could be distributed via eMail, from the web


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