MS07-025: Vulnerability 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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INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS07-025. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

Known issues

If you used Microsoft Update or Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to check for security updates on a computer that is running Windows Vista together with a 2007 Microsoft Office suite, the security update may not have been offered. Or, the security update may not have been installed successfully.

Microsoft has revised the Microsoft Update detection logic to address this issue.

Important No changes have been made to the security update. Therefore, if you have already installed the security update, you do not have to reinstall it.

If you use Microsoft Systems Management Server together with the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates to deploy security updates to client computers, you may experience the following symptoms.

Note You may also experience these symptoms if you use WSUS to deploy security updates to client computers.
  • You must re-approve the security update.
  • Users are again prompted to install the security update if the security update installation failed previously.
  • The security update is offered to users who have not yet installed the security update in the typical manner.
Note Customers who have already installed the security update successfully do not have to take any additional action.
More information
For more information about the 2007 Microsoft Office system version of this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
934062 Description of the security update for the 2007 Office system: May 8, 2007
For more information about the Microsoft Office 2003 version of this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
934180 Description of the security update for Office 2003: May 8, 2007
For more information about the Microsoft Office XP version of this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
934705 Description of the security update for Microsoft Office XP: May 8, 2007
For more information about the Microsoft Office 2000 version of this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
934526 Description of the security update for Office 2000: May 8, 2007
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