MS13-068: Description of the security update for Outlook 2007: September 10, 2013

Introduction

This update resolves a security vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a user opens or previews a specially crafted email message.

Summary

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-068. To view the complete security bulletin, go to 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

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Service Pack 3 for the 2007 Microsoft Office suite installed on the computer.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.

See Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer for more information.

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

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 Microsoft Office. 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.

See Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates for more information.

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace any previous security update.
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Article ID: 2825999 - Last Review: Oct 2, 2013 - Revision: 1

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