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NOTE: The information in this article applies to the East Asian version%3 of the products listed above. The information in this article also applies to the following products, in addition to the products listed above:
A conversion utility that is included as part of the East Asian versions of the products listed above contains a potential security problem. The utility converts Microsoft Word 5.x documents into the newer file format.
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates this vulnerability. To download the patch, click the appropriate hyperlink below:
Word 97 and 98 Patch: Malformed Conversion Data VulnerabilityYou can also download the patch and learn more about it from the following security bulletin. To view this bulletin, click the following hyperlink:
Word 2000 Patch: Malformed Conversion Data Vulnerability
East Asian Converter PatchNOTE: When you install the patch on Word 2000, if the converter is not already installed, you may receive the following message:
To temporarily work around this problem, install the Word 5.x converter before running the patch.
The update completed with some errors. Please see the following log file: (C:\jpnwin\temp\ww5upd.log)
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245025/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.
For a list of frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability, click the following hyperlink:
East Asian FAQ
Article ID: 249881 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.5