MS12-034: Description of the security update for the 2007 Office suite: May 8, 2012

ID KB2596792
Type mskb
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2012-06-19T22:07:44


<html><body><p>Resolves security vulnerabilities that exist in the 2007 Microsoft Office suite that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.</p><h2>Introduction</h2><div class="kb-summary-section section">Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-034. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites: <ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>Home users:<br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-1" target="_self"></a></div><span class="text-base">Skip the details</span>: Download the updates for your home computer or laptop from the Microsoft Update website now: <div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-2" target="_self"></a></div></li><li>IT professionals:<br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-3" target="_self"></a></div></li></ul></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-summary-section section"><h3 class="sbody-h3">How to obtain help and support for this security update</h3>Help installing updates: <a href="" id="kb-link-4" target="_self">Support for Microsoft Update</a><br/><br/>Security solutions for IT professionals: <a href="" id="kb-link-5" target="_self">TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support</a><br/><br/>Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: <a href="" id="kb-link-6" target="_self">Virus Solution and Security Center</a><br/><br/>Local support according to your country: <a href="" id="kb-link-7" target="_self">International Support</a></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h3 class="sbody-h3">More information about this security update</h3></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Prerequisites to apply this security update</h4>To apply this security update, you must have the latest service pack for the 2007 Microsoft Office suite installed on the computer.<br/><br/>For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: <div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-9">949585 </a> How to obtain the latest service pack for the 2007 Office suite</div><br/></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Restart information</h4>You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.<br/><br/>In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.<br/><br/>To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:<div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-10">887012 </a> Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer</div><br/></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Removal information</h4>To remove this security update, use the <strong class="uiterm">Add or Remove Programs</strong> item or use the <strong class="uiterm">Programs and Features</strong> item in Control Panel.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Note</span> When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains the 2007 Microsoft Office suite. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the <strong class="uiterm">Add or Remove Programs</strong> item or the <strong class="uiterm">Programs and Features</strong> item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.<br/><br/> For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:<br/><br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-11">903771 </a> Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates</div></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Security update replacement information</h4> This security update does not replace any previous security update.</div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">File information</h4>The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the <strong class="uiterm">Time Zone</strong> tab in the <strong class="uiterm">Date and Time</strong> item in Control Panel.<br/><br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File name</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File version</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File size</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Date</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Time</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Mdigraph.dll</td><td class="sbody-td">12.3.6658.5001</td><td class="sbody-td">792,368</td><td class="sbody-td">17-Feb-2012</td><td class="sbody-td">05:19</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Mdivwctl.dll</td><td class="sbody-td">12.0.6652.5000</td><td class="sbody-td">524,704</td><td class="sbody-td">22-Sep-2011</td><td class="sbody-td">02:35</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Mspcore.dll</td><td class="sbody-td">12.0.6658.5001</td><td class="sbody-td">1,056,608</td><td class="sbody-td">17-Feb-2012</td><td class="sbody-td">05:19</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Mspfilt.dll</td><td class="sbody-td">12.0.6658.5001</td><td class="sbody-td">771,920</td><td class="sbody-td">17-Feb-2012</td><td class="sbody-td">05:19</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Mspscan.exe</td><td class="sbody-td">12.0.6650.5000</td><td class="sbody-td">154,528</td><td class="sbody-td">31-Aug-2011</td><td class="sbody-td">01:15</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Mspview.exe</td><td class="sbody-td">12.0.6650.5000</td><td class="sbody-td">436,096</td><td class="sbody-td">31-Aug-2011</td><td class="sbody-td">01:15</td></tr></table></div><br/></div></body></html>