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MS12-029: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word could allow for remote code execution: May 8, 2012

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.

INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-029. 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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Known issues and additional information about this security update

The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information. If this is the case, the known issue is listed below each article link.
  • 2598332 MS12-029: Description of the security update for Word 2003: May 8, 2012  
  • 2596880 MS12-029: Description of the security update for 2007 Office system and the Compatibility Pack for Microsoft Office 2007 File Formats: May 8, 2012
  • 2596917 MS12-029: Description of the security update for Word 2007: May 8, 2012 
  • 2665346 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.3 Update 
  • 2665351 Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.2 Update 
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Article ID: 2680352 - Last Review: 05/08/2012 18:13:00 - Revision: 2.0

  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007 (Home and Student version)
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition
  • Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Standard 2011
  • Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Word for Mac 2011
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