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Office 2000 ODBC driver vulnerability security update

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In the course of producing the solution to the Office 97 ODBC Driver Vulnerability, Microsoft testing became aware of a separate vulnerability in the ODBC database driver that may affect Office 2000 users. This vulnerability is related to the IISAM component of the ODBC database driver and could be exploited by using an Excel 2000 query to perform malicious acts similar to those described in Office 97 ODBC Driver Vulnerability. Microsoft has produced a solution to this specific vulnerability and incorporated it into the Office 2000 ODBC Driver Vulnerability Security Update.

This article describes how to download and install this update.

NOTE: It is not necessary to install this update on Windows 2000.

NOTE: Microsoft released an updated version of the Office 97 ODBC Driver Vulnerability Security Update on October 11, 1999. The new update fixes an additional variant of the Text ISAM vulnerability.

For additional information about the Office 97 ODBC Driver Vulnerability, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
238445 OFF97: Office 97 ODBC Driver Vulnerability Security Update
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To download and install this update, follow these steps:

NOTE: Microsoft recommends that all Office 2000 and Excel 2000 users update their systems with this security update. For corporate users, we recommend that you first contact your system administrator before applying any updates or patches.
  1. Point your Web browser to the following Web site:
  2. Click Download Now!. Click Save this program to disk and then click OK.
  3. Click Save.
  4. In Windows Explorer, double-click the JetCopkg.exe file.
  5. Click Yes when you are asked whether to install this update.
  6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  7. Click OK when you see the message that indicates that the installation was successful.
NOTE: This update also installs the Office Document Open Confirmation Update. For additional information about the Office Document Open Confirmation Update, point your Web browser to the following Microsoft Web site:
For additional information about this problem, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
239482 ACC2000: Jet 4.0 Expression Can Execute Unsafe Visual Basic for Application Functions
239471 Jet 4.0 Text IISAM Allows Users to Append Lines to System Files
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Article ID: 240159 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 05:09:00 - Revision: 1.0

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