MS17-002 – Critical: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3214291) – Version: 1.0

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Severity Rating: Critical
Revision Note: V1.0 (January 10, 2017): Bulletin published
Summary: This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability 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.