MS14-061 - Important: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote...

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    Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
    Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers 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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