Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-026 - Important
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac Could Allow Information Disclosure (2813682)
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This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user opens a specially crafted email message.
This security update is rated Important for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by helping to ensure that Microsoft Office for Mac does not download content from external sources without user consent. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity.
See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.
|Knowledge Base Article||2813682|
The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Software||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Updates Replaced|
|Microsoft Office for Mac|
|Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac|
|Information Disclosure||Important||2764048 in MS12-076|
|Microsoft Office for Mac 2011|
|Information Disclosure||Important||2764047 in MS12-076|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Nick Semenkovich for reporting the Unintended Content Loading Vulnerability (CVE- 2013-0095)
To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please go to the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.
How to obtain help and support for this security update
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- V1.0 (March 12, 2013): Bulletin published.
- V1.1 (March 15, 2013): Corrected bulletin title and clarified affected version names in the vulnerability details and vulnerability FAQs.