MS12-029 – Critical : Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2680352) – Version: 1.2

Severity Rating: Critical
Revision Note: V1.2 (June 20, 2012): Added entries to the update FAQ to clarify that the updates for Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 3 (KB2598332) and Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 2 (KB2596917) include architecture updates for Office File Validation.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted RTF file. An attacker who successfully exploited the 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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