Microsoft Update may still offer this update even if you do not have the Office programs installed. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
830335 Microsoft Update and Windows Update offer updates for Office programs that you do not have installed
Prerequisites to install this security update
To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 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:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this security update.
Security update replacement information
This security update does not replace a previously released security update.
To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or 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 Office XP. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or from the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.
For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates
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.
For Microsoft Office XP
update security_patch security_update security bug flaw vulnerability malicious attacker exploit registry unauthenticated buffer overrun overflow specially-formed scope specially-crafted denial of service DoS TSE patch performance security stability update XP 2288608 Office