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MS09-043: Description of the security update for Office XP Web Components in Office XP: August 11, 2009

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-043. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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More information about this security update

Known issues with this security update

  • After you apply this security update, you may have to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms when you start a Microsoft Office XP program. If you do not accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, the Office XP program may not start.
  • If you have updated a computer that had Microsoft FrontPage 2002 or Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 installed to the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and you did not remove FrontPage, FrontPage may still be installed. FrontPage includes the Office Web Components. Therefore a computer that was updated in this manner may still have the Office Web Components installed, and this security update will apply.

    You can verify the installed products by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Windows XP or by using the Programs and Features item in Windows Vista and Windows 7. You may not see the Office Web Components listed as installed. However, if FrontPage is listed, the Office Web Components may be installed, and this security update may apply.

Prerequisites to install this security update

This security update is a post Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 security update. To install the security update, you must have Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 installed.

For more information about how to obtain this service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
932031 MS08-017: Description of the security update for the Office XP Web Components: March 11, 2008
The English (United States) 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
officexp office2002 office2k2 offxp off2002 off2k2 projectxp project2002 project2k2 prjxp prj2002 prj2k2 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 components, owc patch performance security stability update web xp office 2002

Article ID: 947320 - Last Review: 05/08/2012 16:23:00 - Revision: 3.0

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