MS13-054: Description of the security update for Office 2003 Service Pack 3: July 9, 2013
This update resolves a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution on a client system if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits a specially crafted webpage that embeds TrueType font files.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-054. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:
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More information about this security update
Download informationThis update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Known issues with this security update
- Microsoft Update or Windows Update may offer this update even though you do not have a Microsoft Office 2003 application installed.
Prerequisites to apply this security updateTo apply this security update, you must have Service Pack 3 for Office 2003 installed on the computer.
Restart informationYou 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 informationNote 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 for this issue.
See Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates for more information.
Security update replacement informationThis security update replaces MS12-034: Description of the security update for Office 2003 Service Pack 3: May 8, 2012.
The English 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 all supported x86-based versions of Office 2003
Applies toThis article applies to the following:
- Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Article ID: 2817480 - Last Review: 07/17/2013 19:25:00 - Revision: 3.0
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