Microsoft has released a new version of its Producer software, fixing a
critical security problem that plagued the product for several months. Producer
is a free add-on tool that helps users capture and add multimedia components to
their PowerPoint presentations.
Last March, Microsoft warned of a critical security bug in the product, but
it didn’t release a new update. Instead, it said that Producer 2003 users should
simply uninstall their software. On Monday, however, it posted an update, and is
now recommending that "all customers using Producer 2003 upgrade to the new
version", according to a blog post from the Microsoft Security Response Center.