MS12-057 – Important : Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2731879) – Version: 2.1

Severity Rating: Important
Revision Note: V2.1 (January 30, 2013): Clarified that customers with the KB2553260 and KB2589322 updates will be offered the KB2687501 and KB2687510 updates respectively for Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1. See the update FAQ for details.
Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file or embeds a specially crafted Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) graphics file into an Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

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