MS16-054 – Critical: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544) – Version: 2.0

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Severity Rating: Critical
Revision Note: V2.0 (August 9, 2016): Bulletin revised to inform customers of additional security updates for Microsoft Office 2007 (3114893), Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3 (3115465), Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 (3115464), Microsoft Word Viewer (3115480), and Microsoft Word Viewer (3115479). The updates add to the original release to comprehensively address CVE-2016-0183. Microsoft recommends that customers running this affected software install the security updates to be fully protected from the vulnerabilities described in this bulletin. Customers running all other affected software who already successfully installed the updates from the original release do not need to take any action. See the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article on each respective update for more information and download links.
Summary: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.