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Microsoft has released security bulletins MS09-017, MS09-021, and MS09-027. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Update detailsThe Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update improves security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code. In addition, this update readies Office 2008 for Mac for the installation of Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac Web Services Edition. It must be installed before Entourage 2008 Web Services Edition is installed.
Improvements that are included in the updateThe Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update includes the following improvements.
Improvements for all Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac applications
Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
Previously released improvements included in this updateThis update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2008 updates. For more information about the improvements in previous updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953822/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956344/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958267/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960401/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update
968694For more information about the improvements in the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968694/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 Update
PrerequisitesBefore you install the Office 2008 12.1.9 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.4.9 (Tiger) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.
To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.
Additionally, you must install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.0 Update or later versions before you install the Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update.
To verify the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
How to obtain the updateThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update package now.
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Release Date: June 9, 2009
For more 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 prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Updated FilesFor a complete list of the files that this update adds or changes, double-click the update installer, and then on the File menu, click Show Files.
Article ID: 971822 - Last Review: September 30, 2011 - Revision: 3.0