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Old 04-18-2017, 07:39 AM
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A couple of weeks ago, I was able to import my adobe illustrator eps files into publisher.



Now all of a sudden it will not let me and tells me the file needs to be converted. When I click on "Convert from" eps or any other conversion it tells me it cannot be imported.
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Microsoft is disabling the Encapsulated Post Script (EPS) image filter as of the April 2017 Product Update, due to vulnerabilities to which EPS files are susceptible. The KB article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2479871 contains more information and instructions to re-enable the filter, if necessary.
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Microsoft is disabling the Encapsulated Post Script (EPS) image filter as of the April 2017 Product Update
Is there any information whether they disabled the EPS filter permanently or actually plan to fix it later? Re-enabling the filter is quite complicated; I gave up and uninstalled the update altogether (KB3141538 in my case).

Anyway, since this affects other Office products as well and I found no good information about this elsewhere, I'm creating this post so it will contain search engine keywords about the problem:

EPS file, import, problem, encasulated postscript, this image cannot currently be displayed, MS10-105, CVE-2017-0199

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Microsoft hasn't announced its future intentions regarding the EPS filter but, since they don't consider it to be one that's widely used - and because Office mitigates the risk by automatically converting and saving EPS as a metafile (currently EMF) - I doubt a revised filter will be released anytime soon.

As for uninstalling the update, that's unwise, since is opens your system to other vulnerabilities as well; better to just re-enable the EPS filter as described in the article if you really need it.
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