MS12-060: Description of the security update for Office 2003 and Office 2003 Web Components: August 14, 2012

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Article ID: 2726929

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
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Introduction

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-060. You can view the complete security bulletin by going to one of the following Microsoft websites: 

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

Known issues with this security update

  • Windows Common Control-based embedded ActiveX controls may fail to load within pre-existing Office documents, within third-party add-ins, and when you insert new controls in developer mode. This issue is fixed with the re-released update KB 2726929 on December 11, 2012.
  • Microsoft Update or Windows Update may offer this update even though you do not have Microsoft Office 2003 installed. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    830335 Microsoft Update and Windows Update offer updates for Office programs that you do not have installed

More information about this security update

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have one of the following installed on the computer:
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3

For more information about how to obtain the service pack for Office 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Command-line switches for this update

For information about the various command-line switches that are supported by this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
262841 Command-line switches for Windows software update packages

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

Removal information

This update cannot be removed.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following update:
2597112 MS12-027: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3: April 10, 2012

File information

The English (United States) version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mscomctl.ocx6.1.98.341,070,15202-May-201217:17x86

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Article ID: 2726929 - Last Review: January 10, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Keywords: 
kbsecvulnerability kbsecurity kbsecbulletin kbfix kbexpertiseinter kbbug atdownload KB2726929

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