MS06-038: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office could allow remote code execution

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.

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS06-038. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update, including file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
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Service pack information

The problem that is addressed by this security update is now corrected in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Issues that the security update fixes

Besides the issues that are described in the security bulletin, this security update addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
  • 917150 Description of the security update for Office XP, security update for Project 2002, and security update for Visio 2002: July 11, 2006
  • 917151 Description of the security update for Office 2003: July 11, 2006
  • 917152 Description of the security update for Office 2000 and the security update for Project 2000: July 11, 2006
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