MS08-044: Description of the security update for Office 2003: August 12, 2008

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 MS08-044. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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To apply this security update, you must have one of the following service packs installed:
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Microsoft Office Project 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to obtain Office 2003 service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003
908802 How to obtain the latest service pack for OneNote 2003
873459 How to obtain the latest service pack for Project 2003

Removal information

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

File Information

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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
office2003 office2k3 office11 off2003 off2k3 off11 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 office security patch performance reliability update download 2003 fix

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