MS08-056: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office XP: October 14, 2008

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-056. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

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Note This security bulletin does not install any binary files. The only change is in the Windows registry. After you install this security bulletin, the following registry keys will be removed from the Windows registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PROTOCOLS\Handler\cdo
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CDO
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PROTOCOLS\Handler\cdo

Prerequisites

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

For more information about how to obtain Office XP Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack

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Article ID: 956464 - Last Review: May 9, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
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