Description of the security update for Word 2002: April 12, 2005

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS05-023. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This includes the file manifest information and the deployment options. To view the security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

Issues that the security update fixes

Besides the issues that are described in the security bulletin, the security update for Microsoft Word 2002 (KB887978) addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
  • 830807 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 5, 2004
  • 841540 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 17, 2004
  • 842319 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 17, 2004
  • 842522 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 21, 2004
  • 843182 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: June 10, 2004
  • 843610 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: June 25, 2004
  • 873328 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: July 22, 2004
  • 873341 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: August 2, 2004
  • 883928 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: September 10, 2004
  • 885840 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: September 13, 2004
  • 885879 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: September 27, 2004
  • 886793 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: October 1, 2004
  • 890331 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: November 19, 2004
  • 891436 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: December 16, 2004
  • 892922 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: January 17, 2005
  • 892558 Microsoft Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: January 24, 2005
  • 893175 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: January 31, 2005
  • 893603 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: February 3, 2005
  • 894688 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: February 24, 2005
  • 895197 Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: March 3, 2005
Besides the issues that are described in the security bulletin, the security update for Microsoft Word 2002 (KB887978) addresses the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • Script can be injected into the My Computer zone through malicious modification of Word documents.
  • Word documents may contain hidden images that become attachments when you send the Word document to an e-mail recipient.

Error signature details

You may receive the following Microsoft Office XP error message:
Microsoft product has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here.
When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that is similar to one of the following error signatures. These error signatures are fixed by this update.
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Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
Winword.exe10.0.6612.0Winword.exe10.0.6612.0001285ad
Winword.exe10.0.6612.0Winword.exe10.0.6612.0001285ff
Winword.exe10.0.6612.0Winword.exe10.0.6612.000128640
Winword.exe10.0.6612.0Winword.exe10.0.6612.0001314fc
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.00001708e
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.00001709b
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.00001709d
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.0000170a2
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.0000170a4
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.0000170a7
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.0000170a8
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.0000170ab
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.0000170ad
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.00045fcf6
Winword.exe10.0.5815.0Winword.exe10.0.5815.00045ff72
Winword.exe10.0.5605.0Winword.exe10.0.5605.000130ec3
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170c7
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170c9
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170cd
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170d0
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170d1
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170d4
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170d6
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170d9
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170dd
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170df
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170ea
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170ed
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.0000170ef
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.000129043
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.000129079
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.00013651b
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.00045fd4a
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.00045fdb2
Winword.exe10.0.5522.0Winword.exe10.0.5522.00045fdf6
Winword.exe10.0.4219.0Winword.exe10.0.4219.000127d9e
Winword.exe10.0.4219.0Winword.exe10.0.4219.000127dd4
Winword.exe10.0.4219.0Winword.exe10.0.4219.0001364f5
Winword.exe10.0.4219.0Winword.exe10.0.4219.00045e936
Winword.exe10.0.4219.0Winword.exe10.0.4219.00045e99e
Winword.exe10.0.4219.0Winword.exe10.0.4219.00013bfe7
Winword.exe10.0.4219.0Winword.exe10.0.4219.00045E216
Winword.exe10.0.4016.0Winword.exe10.0.4016.00045e21b
Winword.exe10.0.4009.0Winword.exe10.0.4009.0001286f4
Winword.exe10.0.4009.0Winword.exe10.0.4009.0001356c0
Winword.exe10.0.4009.0Winword.exe10.0.4009.00045e353
Winword.exe10.0.4009.0Winword.exe10.0.4009.00045e3bb
Winword.exe10.0.3604.0Winword.exe10.0.3604.00045dddd
Winword.exe10.0.3416.0Winword.exe10.0.3416.00045d786
Winword.exe10.0.3416.0Winword.exe10.0.3416.00045dc6f
Winword.exe10.0.3416.0Winword.exe10.0.3416.00045dcd7
Winword.exe10.0.3416.0Winword.exe10.0.3416.00045dd1b
Winword.exe10.0.3416.0Winword.exe10.0.3416.00045dd24
Winword.exe10.0.2930.0Winword.exe10.0.2930.000133d78
Winword.exe10.0.2930.0Winword.exe10.0.2930.000140c0e
Winword.exe10.0.2930.0Winword.exe10.0.2930.00045c5b4
Winword.exe10.0.2930.0Winword.exe10.0.2930.00045c61c
Winword.exe10.0.2930.0Winword.exe10.0.2930.00045c660
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045b397
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045bb4c
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045bbb4
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045bbf8
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045bc01
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045bc77
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045bcea
Winword.exe10.0.2627.0Winword.exe10.0.2627.00045bdaa

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Article ID: 887978 - Last Review: September 9, 2005 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
kbsecbulletin kbsecurity kbsechack kbsecvulnerability kbupdate KB887978

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