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Description of the Visio 2002 security patch: September 3, 2003
Article ID: 822212 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Visio 2002. This update offers the highest levels of stability and security available for Microsoft Visio 2002. This update helps prevent unauthorized code from running on your computer through any Microsoft Visio documents that were specifically crafted to contain malicious Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) projects. This update is part of the continued effort by Microsoft to provide the latest product updates to customers.
This article describes how to download and install the Microsoft Visio 2002 Security Patch: KB822212.
This update was first included in Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about the latest service pack for Visio 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867749/ )How to obtain the latest Visio 2002 Service Pack
How to download and install the updateImportant Before you install this update, make sure that the following requirement has been met:
Office Product Updates Web siteIf you installed Visio from a CD-ROM, use the Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that include all available service packs and public updates.
Note We recommend that you install the client update by using the Office Product Updates Web site. The Office Product Updates Web site detects your particular installation of Microsoft Office and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Office installation is completely up-to-date.
To have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/default.aspxAfter detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.
Note After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed, you must remove Visio, and then install it again from the original CD-ROM.
Administrative updateIf you installed Visio from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your computer.
If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Visio2002-KB822212-FullFile-ENU.exe package now.
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For additional 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 to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
After you click the link to download the patch, follow these steps:
For additional information about the Microsoft Visio 2002 Resource Kit, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
How to determine whether the update is installedThe update contains updated versions of the following files:
To determine if the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps.
File name Version ----------------------- Vbe6.dll 22.214.171.124
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.
Version information in the Visual Basic Editor is incorrectIn the Visual Basic Editor when you click the Help menu and then click About, the dialog box contains the incorrect VBA version information. The following information is incorrect:
Windows Installer update requirementsTo install the update that is described in this article requires Windows Installer 1.1 or later. Both Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000 include the appropriate version of Windows Installer. To install the latest version of the Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites.
Windows Installer for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cebbacd8-c094-4255-b702-de3bb768148fWindows Installer for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000:
List of issues that are fixed by the updateThe Microsoft Visio 2002 Security Patch: KB822212 fixes the following issues that were previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: