Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.2 Update

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Introduction

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS11-045. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-045.mspx

Update details

The Office for Mac 2011 14.1.2 Update contains several changes that improve security, stability, and reliability. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office for Mac 2011 14.1.2 Update includes the following improvements:

Improvements for all Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 applications

  • Security is improved.
    This update fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2011 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. For more information, see the security bulletin that is listed earlier in this document.

Improvements for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

  • Reliability of Free/Busy information is improved
    This update fixes an issue that causes incorrect Free/Busy information to be shown in Outlook 2011 when Microsoft Exchange servers are located in the UTC +8 Perth time zone.
  • Reliability of delegate information is improved
    This update fixes issues that sometimes cause delegate information to be lost when the following conditions are true:
    • Changes are made to account settings.
    • User certificates are added or removed.
    ;
  • Stability is improved
    This update fixes an issue that causes some users to be unable to log on after you upgrade to Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1.

Improvements for Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

  • Reliability is improved for Japanese users typing in Hiragana input mode
    This update fixes an issue that causes the wrong characters to be displayed when you use Hiragana input mode.
  • Stability is improved
    This update fixes issues that sometimes cause Word for Mac 2011 to crash, such as the following: 
    • When you try to open items from the template gallery.
    • When you use Advanced Find and Replace.
    ;

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2011 14.1.2 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X v10.5.8 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.

How to obtain the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Microsoft Office for Mac 14.1.2 Update package now.

Release Date: June 14, 2011

For more 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 prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Updated Files

For 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.
Notes
  • The Office 2011 14.0.3 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date.

    To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. Then, on the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

    For more information about resources for Office for Mac 2011, visit the following Microsoft website:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 2555784 - Last Review: August 29, 2011 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 Home Use Program
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Standard 2011
  • Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Word for Mac 2011
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