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MS12-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac could allow elevation of privilege: July 10, 2012
Article ID: 2721015 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-051. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft website:
Update detailsA security vulnerability exits in the way that folder permissions are set in certain Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac 14.2 installations. This update resolves that vulnerability.
Improvements that are included in the updateThe Office for Mac 2011 14.2.3 Update also includes the following improvements:
Improvements for Excel for Mac 2011
Improvements for Outlook for Mac 2011
Improvements to Word for Mac 2011
Previously released improvements included in this updateThis update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2011 updates since the release of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.0 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2525412/ ). For more information about the improvements in a previous update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2555784/ )Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.2 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598783/ )Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.3 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2644347/ )Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.4 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685940/ )Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.0 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705358/ )Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.1 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665351/ )Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.2 Update
PrerequisitesBefore you install the Office 2011 14.2.3 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.
Additionally, you must install the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1 Update before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.2.3 Update.
To verify that 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 for Mac 14.2.3 Update package now.
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Release Date: July 10, 2012
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. Then, on the File menu, click Show Files.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 2721015 - Last Review: July 26, 2012 - Revision: 3.0