Description of the Word 2000 Security Patch: September 3, 2003

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Word 2000. This update resolves a flaw in Word 2000 that could permit unsigned macros in specially crafted documents to run automatically regardless of the macro security level settings of the user. Additionally, several other fixes have been included as described in the "List of Issues That Are Fixed by the Update" section later in this article. This Word 2000 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 Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936.

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How to Download and Install the Update

Important Before you install this update, make sure that you meet the following requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0

    Before you install this update, you must install Windows Installer 2.0 or later. For additional information about this requirement, see the "Windows Installer Update Requirements" section of this article.
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3)

    Before you install this update, install Office 2000 SP-3.

    For additional information about how to install Office 2000 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    326585 OFF2000: Overview of Office 2000 Service Pack 3

Client Update

If you installed Word from a CD-ROM, you have the following two options:
  • Use the Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that include all available service packs and public updates.

    -or-
  • Install only the Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936 by following the steps that are described later in this article.
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.

Office Product Updates Web Site

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.aspx
After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Install Only the Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Office2000-KB824936-Client-Enu.exe package now. Release Date: September 3, 2003

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft 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.
After you click the link to download the patch, follow these steps :
  1. Click Save to save the Office2000-kb824936-client-enu.exe file to the selected folder.
  2. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, double-click office2000-kb824936-client-enu.exe.
  3. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  4. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  5. Insert your Office 2000 CD-ROM when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  6. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.
Note After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed, you must remove Office 2000, and then install it again from the original CD-ROM.

Administrative Update

If you installed your Office 2000 product from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your computer.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download
Download the Office2000-KB824936-Fullfile-Enu.exe package now. Release Date: September 3, 2003

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft 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.
If you are the server administrator, after you click the link to download the update follow these steps:
  1. Click Save to save the Office2000-kb824936-fullfile-enu.exe file to the selected folder.
  2. In Windows Explorer, double-click office2000-kb824936-fullfile-enu.exe.
  3. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  4. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  5. In the Type the location where you want to place the extracted files box, type c:\KB824936, and then click OK.
  6. Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.
  7. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run.

    Type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\KB824936\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
    where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for Office 2000 (for example, C:\Office2000), MSI File is the .msi database package for the Office 2000 product (for example, Data1.msi), and MSP File is the name of the administrative update (for example, WINWORDff.msp).

    Note You can append /qb+ to the command line so that the Office 2000 Administrative Installation dialog box and the End User License Agreement dialog box do not appear.
  8. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run.

    Type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomu
    where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for Office 2000 (for example, C:\Office2000), MSI File is the MSI database package for the Office 2000 product (for example, Data1.msi), and Feature List is the list of feature names (case sensitive) that have to be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL, or you can install the following feature:
    • WORDFiles
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
304165 OFF2000: How to Install a Public Update to an Administrative Installation
This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update. You can also see the following article in the Microsoft Office Resource Kit. To do so, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/wrd0903a.htm

How to Determine If the Update Is Installed

The update contains updated versions of the following files:
   File name    Version
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   Winword.exe  9.0.0.7924
To determine the version of Word 2000 that is installed on your computer, follow these steps.

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.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Winword.exe, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click Winword.exe, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, determine the version of Word that is installed on your computer.
For additional information about how to determine the version of Word 2000 on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
255275 How to determine the version of your Office 2000 program
Note If the Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message when you try to install the Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

Windows Installer Update Requirements

To install the update that is described in this article requires Windows Installer 2.0 or later. Both Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) include Windows Installer 2.0 or later. 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=en
Windows Installer for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Microsoft Windows 2000:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b6140f9-2d36-4977-8fa1-6f8a0f5dca8f&DisplayLang=en

List of Issues That Are Fixed by the Update

The Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936 fixes the issue that is described in the following Word 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Hotfix Package:
822859 Word 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Hotfix Package: June 16, 2003
The Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936 also fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

319788 WD2000: Documents That Contain Lots of Sequential Boxes Open More Slowly
325619 WD2000: Document with an Embedded Object Continues to Prompt for Save Even After You Set Saved Property
329913 WD2000: When You Use Word 2000 to Open a Word 97 Document the NumberPosition Property Does Not Retain a Set Value
329810 WD2000: Templates That Contain ActiveX Controls Become Corrupted
324303 WD2000: Word Stops Responding When You Edit a Table That Spans Multiple Pages
321206 WD2000: Extra Lines Appear Around Hyperlinks When You Print Your Document
324304 WD2000: Table Spanning Multiple Pages Appears to Repeat Rows in Print Layout
328709 Word 2000 Stops Responding When You Send a Protected Form
327037 WD2000: Excel Worksheets with Links to Word Bookmarks May Not Update
329525 WD2000: Word Problems with Lines That Are Made Up of Repeated Non-Alphanumeric Characters After a Tab Stop
810863 WD2000: Cannot View Table After You View Header and Footer
812123 WD2000: Word Abruptly Quits When You Put Web Pages into Documents
817432 WD2000: Word Ignores Pages Per Sheet Setting When You Print From wdDialogFilePrint Dialog Object
813549 WD2000: Mail Merge: Special Characters in Data Source Not Merged
814508 WD2000: Error Message with Repeated Picture Ungrouping and Undoing the Ungrouping
815193 WD2000: The Index Entry Is Listed As One Occurrence in the Index
814038 WD2000: Tables in Word 97 Document Print Misaligned
813817 WD2000: Nested Bookmarks in Your .rtf Document Change When You Open the Document
815681 WD2000: Word and Lotus Notes Appear to Stop Responding When You Save Changes to a Document
814917 WD2000: Repeated Clicks in Table Cell Causes Error Message
817140 WD2000: The "File Conversion Encoding" Dialog Box Appears When You Open Text File
821474 WD2000: The Date That You Type in the "Text Form" Box Changes to a Different Date After You Press the Tab Key in the Japanese Version of Word 2000
822114 WD2000: Word May Quit Unexpectedly When You Copy and Paste a Single Character of Text


The Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936 also fixes issues that are documented in the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-035. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827653 MS03-035: Flaw in Microsoft Word Could Enable Macros to Run Automatically


The Word 2000 Security Patch: KB824936 fixes the following issues that were previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Black Bar Appears Across Bottom of Screen When You Turn On Blind Access

When you turn on the Accessibility option for Blind Access in the Windows Registry, you may see a black bar across the bottom of the screen.

WD2000: VBA Cannot Track Changes to Tables

When you use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to access tracked changes in a Word 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) document, you may receive the following error message:
Error Run Time Error '-2147467259' (80004005)': Method 'Author' of object 'Revision' failed

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Article ID: 824936 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.4
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