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Description of the Microsoft Project 2002 security patch: September 3, 2003
Article ID: 822211
Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Project 2002. This update offers the highest level of stability and security for Microsoft Project 2002. This update helps prevent unauthorized code from running on your computer through any Microsoft Project documents that were specifically crafted to contain malicious Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) projects. This update is part of the continued effort by Microsoft to provide the latest product updates to customers.
This article describes how to download and install the Microsoft Project 2002 Security Patch: KB822211.
This security patch was first included in Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about the latest service pack for Project 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867829/ )How to obtain the latest Microsoft Project 2002 service pack
How to Download and Install the UpdateImportant Before you install this update, make sure that the following requirement has been met:
Note Microsoft recommends that you install the client update by using the Office Product Updates Web site. The Office Product Updates Web site detects your particular installation of Microsoft Office and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Office installation is completely up-to-date.
To have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/default.aspxAfter detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.
Note There is not a feature to remove this security update. If you anticipate the have to remove the patch, rename your existing copies of the Vbe6.dll file before you install the patch.
Administrative UpdateIf you installed Microsoft Project from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your computer.
If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Project2002-KB822211-FullFile-ENU.exe package now.
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
After you click the link to download the patch, follow these steps:
How to Determine Whether the Update Is InstalledThe update contains an updated version of the following file:
To determine the version of the Vbe6.dll file that is installed on your computer, follow these steps.
File name Version ----------------------- VBE6.dll 184.108.40.206
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.
Version Information in the Visual Basic Editor is IncorrectIn the Visual Basic Editor when you click the Help menu and then click About, the dialog box contains the incorrect VBA version information. The following information is incorrect:
Windows Installer Update RequirementsTo install the update that is described in this article requires Windows Installer 1.1 or later. Both Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000 include the appropriate version of Windows Installer. To install the latest version of the Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites.
Windows Installer for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cebbacd8-c094-4255-b702-de3bb768148f%20&displaylang=enWindows Installer for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000:
List of Issues Fixed by the UpdateThe Microsoft Project 2002 Security Patch: KB822211 fixes the following issue that was previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: