MS11-072: Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.1 Update: September 13, 2011

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Introduction

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS11-072. 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 website:
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS11-072

Update details

This update contains improvements to security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.1 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac

  • Help works in all languages
    This update resolves an issue that causes online Entourage Help not to display in some languages.
  • Time zone information is updated
    This update provides updated time zone information.

Previously released improvements included in this update

This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2008 updates since the release of Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (12.1.0) . For more information about the improvements in a previous update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
953822 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update

956344 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update

958267 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update

960401 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update

968694 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 Update

971822 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update

973254 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.0 Update

974170 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.1 Update

976828 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update

980839 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update

2028864 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.5 Update

2284162 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update

2422352 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update

2476512 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.8 Update

2505927 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update

2555785 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.0 Update
For more information about the improvements in the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=910bdfbe-8575-4f3a-af07-8e61fd153650

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2008 12.3.1 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 before you install the Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.1 Update.

To verify the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
  1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office 2008 folder, and then open any Office application (for example, open Word).
  3. On the Word menu, click About Word.
  4. In the About Word dialog box, compare the version number next to Latest Installed Update.

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 2008 for Mac 12.3.1 Update package now.

Release Date: September 13, 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 2008 12.3.1 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 2008 for Mac, 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: 2598781 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition
  • Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
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