|MS12-060||Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2720573)||Microsoft Office||Critical||15-08-2012|
Brief overview of the risk:
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.
Detailed Information on the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows common controls. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted document or webpage. When a user opens the document or views the webpage, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user.
Further information on this exploit is available at : MS12-060
Affected SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit Editions)