MS08-012: Description of the security update for Publisher 2000: February 12, 2008

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-012. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update for Microsoft Publisher 2000. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options.

To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a home user or an IT professional:

Known issues with this security update

  • You install MS08-012. When you click About Microsoft Publisher on the Help menu, SR-1 appears as the installed version instead of SP3.

    Note As with all security updates, see the file information in the security bulletin to verify the version numbers.


You must have Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed to apply this security update.

For more information about how to obtain Office 2000 SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2000

Removal information

After you install this security update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an earlier installation of Publisher 2000, remove Publisher 2000, and then reinstall Publisher 2000 by using the original CD.


You may see physical file version changes from versions 4.x or 6.x to version 9.x. This is expected behavior for this update. Please see the file information in security bulletin MS08-012 to check version numbers.


Article ID: 946255 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
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