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MS10-064: Description of the security update for Office Outlook 2003: September 14, 2010

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-064. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

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Local support according to your country: International Support


Known issues

After you install this security update, some custom applications or add-ins may stop working correctly. For example, the Adobe Convert to PDF add-in may stop working correctly. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2458807 Outlook 2003: Adobe Convert to PDF or other add-in stops working after installing MS10-064

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) 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 service pack for Office 2003

Restart information

You may 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.

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 Outlook 2003 in the CD drive. 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 removal, 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.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
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 2003 patch performance security stability update 2293428 32-bit Office Outlook

Article ID: 2293428 - Last Review: 05/11/2012 23:02:00 - Revision: 3.0

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