MS08-015: Description of the security update for Outlook 2003: March 11, 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.

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-015. This 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:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Known issues with this security update


After you install this security update, you may be unable to open Macintosh binary attachments in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.


To resolve this problem, install update 973705. For more information about update 973705, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973705 MS09-060: Description of the security update for Outlook 2003: October 13, 2009


To apply this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

For more information, 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

Removal information

To remove this security update, use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 945432 - Last Review: 07/18/2012 16:35:00 - Revision: 7.0

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