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MS08-018: Description of the security update for Project 2003: April 8, 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.

This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-018. 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:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

Known issue with this security update

You install security update 948962 on Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 2. Then, you try to save a project in the Microsoft Project 98 file format. When you do this, you receive the following error message:
Microsoft Project Operation Failed!
For more information about how to resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
941466 Information about the Project 2003 file formats that are blocked after you install Project 2003 Service Pack 3

Removal information

An issue in Microsoft Office 2003 causes Office to be partially uninstalled when updates to certain components are installed or uninstalled. This update resolves that issue.

However, when the update is uninstalled, the issue is reintroduced, and Office is partially uninstalled. To prevent this behavior, do not uninstall the update.

File information

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
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

Article ID: 948962 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 02:49:52 - Revision: 4.0

Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003, Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003

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