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MS14-036: Description of the security update for the 2007 Office suite Service Pack 3: June 10, 2014

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file or webpage.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-036. To learn more about this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information about this security update

Prerequisites for installing this security update

To install this security update, you must have the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 3 installed on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain this 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 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.

For more information, see "887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer for more information."

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2817641 MS13-096: Description of the security update for the 2007 Office system and the Office Compatibility Pack: December 10, 2013

Removal information

Note 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 the 2007 Office suite. 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 the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates

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: 2878233 - Last Review: 06/10/2014 17:24:00 - Revision: 1.0

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