Microsoft researchers have found that an exploit vulnerability in Microsoft Office software can be exploited to compromise your computer.
The vulnerability, which has been known about for months, affects Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, Microsoft said in a blog post Monday.
The Microsoft researchers also found a similar vulnerability in Adobe Flash, Adobe’s popular open source software, which was not fixed in time for the release of Office 2015.
Microsoft has patched the vulnerability in Office, but some users still face potential risks, including being exposed to malicious files that may have malicious intent, according to the researchers.
Microsoft said it will begin releasing Office 2016 later this month.
Microsoft is offering an upgrade for Office users that will allow them to run Office 2015 on their computers as well.