Severity Rating: Critical
Revision Note: V2.1 (January 30, 2013): Clarified that customers with the KB2687323 update will be offered the KB2726929 update for Windows common controls on all affected variants of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. See the update FAQ for details.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows common controls. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a website containing specially crafted content designed to exploit the vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit such a website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes them to the attacker’s website. The malicious file could be sent as an email attachment as well, but the attacker would have to convince the user to open the attachment in order to exploit the vulnerability.
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