Microsoft Office Vulnerability Brings Another Trojan To Mac

With the Flashback trojan not a serious threat, thanks to Apple’s new removal tool, it is time to pay attention to another threat. A vulnerability in Microsoft Office is allowing the “Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a” trojan to infect systems running Mac OS X and use a Java exploit to avoid detection from anti-malware products.

Apple Releases Java Update To Remove FlashBack Trojan

After Kaspersky’s Flashfake’s arrival to remove Flashback Trojan from Mac, Apple has released Java for OS X 2012-003, an update to the Java implementation in OS X. This update removes “the most common variants of the Flashback malware.”