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Microsoft has released security bulletins MS08-008 and MS08-013. These security bulletins contain all the relevant information about these security updates for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletins, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites.
The Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update contains several changes that improve security and stability. These changes include fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code. This update also contains a change that improves the stability of Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac.
Improvements that are included in the update
The Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update includes the following improvements.
Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac
Stability is improved for users of Exchange Server accounts. This update fixes an issue that could cause loss of e-mail messages, calendar events, or contacts, for users of accounts on a server that is running Exchange Server.
Before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.
To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.
Additionally, the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.9 Update must be installed on the computer before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update. To verify that the Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.9 Update is installed, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Applications.
Open the Microsoft Office 2004 folder, and then open the Office folder.
Click the Microsoft Component Plugin file.
On the File menu, click Get Info.
Click General. The version information is displayed.
How to obtain the update
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
The Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date.
To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. Then, click Check for Updates on the Help menu.
For more information about resources for Office 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition, Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac, Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac