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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012

Published: July 10, 2012 | Updated: December 12, 2012

Version: 5.1

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for July 2012.

With the release of the security bulletins for July 2012, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued July 5, 2012. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on July 11, 2012, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the July Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcasts.

Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.

Bulletin Information

The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.

For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software and Download Locations.

Bulletin IDBulletin Title and Executive SummaryMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected Software
MS12-043Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2722479) 

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. 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 the user to the attacker's website.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows,
Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Developer Tools,
Microsoft Server Software
MS12-044Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2719177) 

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
MS12-045Vulnerability in Microsoft Data Access Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2698365) 

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS12-046Vulnerability in Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2707960) 

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a legitimate Microsoft Office file (such as a .docx file) that is located in the same directory as a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) file. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts that have full user rights. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Office,
Microsoft Developer Tools
MS12-047Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2718523) 

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS12-048Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2691442) 

This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a file or directory with a specially crafted name. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS12-049Vulnerability in TLS Could Allow Information Disclosure (2655992) 

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in TLS. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if an attacker intercepts encrypted web traffic served from an affected system. All cipher suites that do not use CBC mode are not affected.
Important 
Information Disclosure
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS12-050Vulnerabilities in SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2695502) 

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint and Windows SharePoint Services. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user clicks a specially crafted URL that takes the user to a targeted SharePoint site.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
May require restartMicrosoft Office,
Microsoft Server Software
MS12-051Vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2721015) 

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a malicious executable is placed on an affected system by an attacker, and then another user logs on later and runs the malicious executable. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Does not require restartMicrosoft Office

The following table provides an exploitability assessment of each of the vulnerabilities addressed this month. The vulnerabilities are listed in order of bulletin ID then CVE ID. Only vulnerabilities that have a severity rating of Critical or Important in the bulletins are included.

How do I use this table?

Use this table to learn about the likelihood of code execution and denial of service exploits within 30 days of security bulletin release, for each of the security updates that you may need to install. Review each of the assessments below, in accordance with your specific configuration, to prioritize your deployment of this month's updates. For more information about what these ratings mean, and how they are determined, please see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

In the columns below, "Latest Software Release" refers to the subject software, and "Older Software Releases" refers to all older, supported releases of the subject software, as listed in the "Affected Software" and "Non-Affected Software" tables in the bulletin.

Bulletin IDVulnerability TitleCVE IDExploitability Assessment for Latest Software ReleaseExploitability Assessment for Older Software ReleaseDenial of Service Exploitability AssessmentKey Notes
MS12-043MSXML Uninitialized Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18891 - Exploit code likely1 - Exploit code likelyNot applicableThis vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks attempting to exploit the vulnerability.
MS12-044Cached Object Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2012-15221 - Exploit code likelyNot affectedTemporary(None)
MS12-044Attribute Remove Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2012-15241 - Exploit code likelyNot affectedTemporary(None)
MS12-045ADO Cachesize Heap Overflow RCE VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18911 - Exploit code likely1 - Exploit code likelyTemporary(None)
MS12-046Visual Basic for Applications Insecure Library Loading VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18541 - Exploit code likely1 - Exploit code likelyNot applicableThis vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks attempting to exploit the vulnerability.
MS12-047Keyboard Layout VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18902 - Exploit code would be difficult to build1 - Exploit code likelyTemporaryThis vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.
MS12-047Win32k Incorrect Type Handling VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18931 - Exploit code likely1 - Exploit code likelyPermanent(None)
MS12-048Command Injection VulnerabilityCVE-2012-01751 - Exploit code likely1 - Exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS12-049TLS Protocol VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18703 - Exploit code unlikely3 - Exploit code unlikelyNot applicableThis vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

This is an information disclosure vulnerability.
MS12-050HTML Sanitization VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18583 - Exploit code unlikely3 - Exploit code unlikelyNot applicableThis vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

This is an information disclosure vulnerability.
MS12-050XSS scriptresx.ashx VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18591 - Exploit code likelyNot affectedNot applicable(None)
MS12-050SharePoint Script in Username VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18611 - Exploit code likelyNot affectedNot applicable(None)
MS12-050SharePoint Reflected List Parameter VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18631 - Exploit code likely1 - Exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS12-051Office for Mac Improper Folder Permissions VulnerabilityCVE-2012-18941 - Exploit code likelyNot affectedNot applicableThis vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

The following tables list the bulletins in order of major software category and severity.

How do I use these tables?

Use these tables to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see whether any security updates pertain to your installation. If a software program or component is listed, then the available software update is hyperlinked and the severity rating of the software update is also listed.

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Windows Operating System and Components

Windows XP
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalNoneCriticalImportantImportantImportant
Windows XP Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)
Not applicableMicrosoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 1
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2721693)
(Critical)
Not applicableMicrosoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingModerateNoneModerateImportantImportantImportant
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2721693)
(Moderate)
Not applicableMicrosoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2721693)
(Moderate)
Not applicableMicrosoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2721693)
(Moderate)
Not applicableMicrosoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Vista
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalCriticalCriticalImportantImportantImportant
Windows Vista Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Critical)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Critical)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingModerateModerateModerateImportantImportantImportant
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Moderate)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Moderate)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)
Not applicableWindows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows 7
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalCriticalCriticalImportantImportantImportant
Windows 7 for 32-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Critical)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Critical)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Critical)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Critical)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Critical)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingModerateModerateModerateImportantImportantImportant
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Moderate)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)
Internet Explorer 9
(KB2719177)
(Moderate)
Windows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)
Not applicableWindows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2719985)
(Moderate)
Not applicableWindows Data Access Components 6.0
(KB2698365)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows 8
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Windows 8 for 32-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Windows 8 for 64-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Critical)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Windows Server 2012
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingModerateNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Windows Server 2012Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2721691)
(Moderate)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Server Core installation option
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-044MS12-045MS12-047MS12-048MS12-049
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneNoneNoneImportantImportantImportant
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableWindows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableWindows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based SystemsNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableWindows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(KB2655992)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableWindows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2718523)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2691442)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(KB2655992)
(Important)

Note for MS12-043

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Microsoft Office Suites and Software

Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-046MS12-050MS12-051
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalImportantNoneNone
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687627)
(Critical)
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3[1]
(KB2687626)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2596856)
(Critical)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2[1]
(KB2596744)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2596856)
(Critical)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3[1]
(KB2596744)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions)Not applicableMicrosoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions)
(KB2598243)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553447)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)Not applicableMicrosoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2598243)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553447)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions)Not applicableMicrosoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions)
(KB2598243)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553447)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)Not applicableMicrosoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2598243)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553447)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office for Mac
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-046MS12-050MS12-051
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneNoneNoneImportant
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableMicrosoft Office for Mac 2011
(KB2721015)
(Important)
Other Microsoft Office Software
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-046MS12-050MS12-051
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalNoneImportantNone
Microsoft Office Word ViewerMicrosoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2596856)
(Critical)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2596856)
(Critical)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2596856)
(Critical)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Groove 2007 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Microsoft Groove 2007 Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 2Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2596666)
(Important)

Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2596786)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 3Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 3
(KB2596666)
(Important)

Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 3
(KB2596786)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (32-bit editions)Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft InfoPath 2010 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553431)
(Important)

Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553322)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553431)
(Important)

Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553322)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (64-bit editions)Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft InfoPath 2010 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553431)
(Important)

Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553322)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553431)
(Important)

Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553322)
(Important)
Not applicable

Note for MS12-043

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Notes for MS12-046

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

[1]These updates for Microsoft Office apply to all supported Microsoft Office suites and other Microsoft Office software that contain the vulnerable shared Office component. These include, but are not limited to, supported versions of Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project.

Note for MS12-050

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Microsoft Server Software

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-050
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalImportant
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (coreserver) (32-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596663)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (xlsrvwfe) (32-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596942)
(Important)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (32-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (coreserver) (32-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596663)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (xlsrvwfe) (32-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596942)
(Important)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (coreserver) (64-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596663)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (xlsrvwfe) (64-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596942)
(Important)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (64-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (coreserver) (64-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596663)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (xlsrvwfe) (64-bit editions)[1]
(KB2596942)
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010Not applicableMicrosoft SharePoint Server 2010 (wosrv)
(KB2553424)
(Important)

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (coreserverloc)
(KB2553194)
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1Not applicableMicrosoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (wosrv)
(KB2553424)
(Important)

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (coreserverloc)
(KB2553194)
(Important)
Microsoft Groove Server
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-050
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalImportant
Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft Groove Server 2010Not applicable
Microsoft Groove Server 2010
(KB2589325)
(Important)
Microsoft Groove Server 2010 Service Pack 1Not applicableMicrosoft Groove Server 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2589325)
(Important)
Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-050
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0Not applicable
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0[2]
(KB2760604)
(Important)
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit version)Not applicable
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit version)
(KB2596911)
(Important)
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit version)Not applicableMicrosoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit version)
(KB2596911)
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
(KB2553365)
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1Not applicableMicrosoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2553365)
(Important)

Note for MS12-043

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Notes for MS12-050

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

[1]For supported editions of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, in addition to security update packages for Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (KB2596663 and KB2596942), customers also need to install the security update for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB2596911) to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in this bulletin.

[2]This update is available from the Microsoft Download Center only.

Microsoft Office Web Apps

Microsoft Office Web Apps
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-050
Aggregate Severity RatingImportant
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010
(KB2598239)
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2598239)

Note for MS12-050

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Microsoft Developer Tools and Software

Microsoft Expression Web
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-046
Aggregate Severity RatingCriticalNone
Microsoft Expression Web Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2596856)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft Expression Web 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2596856)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications
Bulletin IdentifierMS12-043MS12-046
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Microsoft Visual Basic for ApplicationsNot applicableMicrosoft Visual Basic for Applications[1]
(KB2688865)
(Important)
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDKNot applicableMicrosoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK[2][3]
(Important)

Note for MS12-043

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Notes for MS12-046

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

[1]This update package applies to supported versions of the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications runtime (Vbe6.dll) and is available from the Microsoft Download Center only.

[2]The supported versions of the VBA SDK are Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK 6.3, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK 6.4, and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK 6.5.

[3]The updated version of the Visual Basic for Applications SDK that addresses the vulnerability described in this bulletin is available for independent software vendors (ISVs) from the Summit Software Company.

Security Central

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile computers in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The TechNet Security Center provides additional information about security in Microsoft products. Consumers can visit Security At Home, where this information is also available by clicking "Latest Security Updates".

Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available at the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update".

For customers of Microsoft Office for Mac, Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac can help keep your Microsoft software up to date. For more information about using Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac, see Check for software updates automatically.

Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, "MS07-036"), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

Windows Server Update Services

By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates for Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems and later, Office XP and later, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2000 to Microsoft Windows 2000 and later operating systems.

For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit Windows Server Update Services.

System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager Software Update Management simplifies the complex task of delivering and managing updates to IT systems across the enterprise. With System Center Configuration Manager, IT administrators can deliver updates of Microsoft products to a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices.

The automated vulnerability assessment in System Center Configuration Manager discovers needs for updates and reports on recommended actions. The Software Update Management in System Center Configuration Manager is built on Microsoft Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), a time-tested update infrastructure that is familiar to IT administrators worldwide. For more information about how administrators can use System Center Configuration Manager to deploy updates, see Software Update Management. For more information about System Center Configuration Manager, visit System Center Configuration Manager.

Systems Management Server 2003

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers a highly-configurable enterprise solution for managing updates. By using SMS, administrators can identify Windows-based systems that require security updates and to perform controlled deployment of these updates throughout the enterprise with minimal disruption to end users.

Note System Management Server 2003 is out of mainstream support as of January 12, 2010. For more information on product lifecycles, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle. The next release of SMS, System Center Configuration Manager, is now available; see the earlier section, System Center Configuration Manager.

For more information about how administrators can use SMS 2003 to deploy security updates, see Scenarios and Procedures for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Software Distribution and Patch Management. For information about SMS, visit the Microsoft Systems Management Server TechCenter.

Note SMS uses the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer to provide broad support for security bulletin update detection and deployment. Some software updates may not be detected by these tools. Administrators can use the inventory capabilities of SMS in these cases to target updates to specific systems. For more information about this procedure, see Deploying Software Updates Using the SMS Software Distribution Feature. Some security updates require administrative rights following a restart of the system. Administrators can use the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool (available in the SMS 2003 Administration Feature Pack) to install these updates.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.

Other Information

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft has released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.

Non-Security Updates on MU, WU, and WSUS

For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see:

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

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 visit the active protections websites provided by program partners listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Security Strategies and Community

Update Management Strategies

Security Guidance for Update Management provides additional information about Microsoft’s best-practice recommendations for applying security updates.

Obtaining Other Security Updates

Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:

  • Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update".
  • Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update.
  • You can obtain the security updates offered this month on Windows Update, from Download Center on Security and Critical Releases ISO CD Image files. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.

IT Pro Security Community

Learn to improve security and optimize your IT infrastructure, and participate with other IT Pros on security topics in IT Pro Security Community.

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (July 10, 2012): Bulletin Summary published.
  • V1.1 (July 10, 2012): Removed CVE-2012-1860 from the Exploitability Index because the vulnerability has a Moderate severity rating. Only vulnerabilities that have a severity rating of Critical or Important in the bulletins are included in the Exploitability Index.
  • V2.0 (August 15, 2012): For MS12-043, added download links for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0.
  • V3.0 (October 9, 2012): For MS12-043, added Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on supported editions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to affected software. See the MS12-043 bulletin for details.
  • V4.0 (November 13, 2012): For MS12-046, replaced the KB2598361 update with the KB2687626 update for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3. See the MS12-046 bulletin for details.
  • V5.0 (December 11, 2012): For MS12-043, replaced the KB2687324 update with the KB2687627 update for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 when installed on Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, and replaced the KB2596679 update with the KB2687497 update for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 when installed with all affected editions of Microsoft Groove 2007, Microsoft Groove Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. See the MS12-043 bulletin for details.
  • V5.1 (December 12, 2012): For MS12-050, revised bulletin summary to announce availability of an update for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. This update is available from the Microsoft Download Center only.

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