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MS14-001: Description of the security update for Word 2007: January 14, 2014

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-001. 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

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite 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:
949585 How to obtain the latest service pack for the 2007 Office suite

Restart information

You 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.

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 the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2827330 MS13-086: Description of the security update for Word 2007: October 8, 2013

Removal information

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

File information

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.
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

Article ID: 2837617 - Last Review: 01/14/2014 17:58:00 - Revision: 1.0

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