MS08-070: Description of the security update for Project 2003: December 9, 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.

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-070. 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 issue with this security update

This security update updates the CLSID of a Visual Basic 6 control. After you apply this security update, you must register the updated CLSID if you are using the updated controls in any of the following:
  • An application other than Microsoft Office
  • A Web application
  • A Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications macro
To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open a Command Prompt window.
    • In Windows Vista, click Start  Start button , type cmd in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    regsvr32 %windir%\System32\Mscomct2.ocx
  3. At the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window.


This security update is a post Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3 security update. To install the security update, you must have Microsoft Office Project 2003 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:
873459 How to obtain the latest service pack for Project 2003

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
project2003 project2k3 project11 prj2003 prj2k3 prj11 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 2003 patch performance stability update office project security

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