This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office server and productivity software. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an authenticated attacker sends specially crafted page content to a SharePoint server. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the security context of the W3WP service account on the target SharePoint site.
The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how SharePoint Server sanitizes specially crafted page content. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the "More Information" section.
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Known issues and additional information about this security updateThe following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information. If this is the case, the known issue is listed under each article link.
- 2956192 MS15-047: Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2010: May 12, 2015
- 2760412 MS15-047: Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2007: May 12, 2015
- 3054792 MS15-047: Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2013: May 12, 2015