MS10-080: Description of the security update for Microsoft Excel 2007: October 12, 2010


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-080. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information about this security update

Known issues about this security update

  • Consider the following scenario:

    • A workbook contains an array. This problem only occurs with some arrays.
    • The array is used in formulas that are part of a circular reference or part of formulas that depend on a circular reference. 
    • The workbook is calculated with iterative calculation enabled.

    In this scenario, some results may be incorrect.

    To ensure accurate results, force a full recalculation of the formulas in the workbook. To do this, press Ctrl+Alt+F9, or force full recalculation programmatically by using the object model. 

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 installed on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949585 How to obtain the latest service pack for the 2007 Office suite

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
982308 MS10-038 and MS10-036: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: June 8, 2010

Removal information

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains the 2007 Microsoft Office suite. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.

For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft Office Excel 2007
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