Administrators are advised to apply the applicable software updates.
Users are advised not to open unsolicited files.† Users should verify the authenticity of unexpected files from trusted sources before opening them.
Users are advised to run applications with the least necessary privileges.
Users may consider applying the Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE) to safely open Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from untrusted sources on systems running Microsoft Office 2003 or Office 2007.
Users may consider applying the Microsoft Office File Block policy to prevent the opening of untrusted documents in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003.
Administrators may consider using a host-based intrusion prevention system to help mitigate the impact of an exploit.