MS16-107 – Critical: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852) – Version: 2.0

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Severity Rating: Critical
Revision Note: V2.0 (September 22, 2016): Bulletin revised to announce the availability of the 14.6.8 update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 (3186805) and the 15.25 update for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (3186807). Customers running affected Mac software should install the appropriate update for their product to be protected from the vulnerabilities discussed in this bulletin. Customers running other Microsoft Office software do not need to take any action. See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3186805 and Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3186807 for more information and download links.
Summary: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of 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.