MS08-009: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word could allow remote code execution

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-009. 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:

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Additional information about this security update

For more information about this security update and for information about any known issues with specific releases of this software, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
943957 MS08-009: Description of security update for Word 2002: February 12, 2008
943992 MS08-009: Description of the security update for Word Viewer 2003: February 12, 2008
943983 MS08-009: Description of the security update for Office Word 2003: February 12, 2008
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 TSE

Article ID: 947077 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 21:26:00 - Revision: 5.0

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