MS08-052 and MS08-055: Description of the security update for Office XP: September 9, 2008

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Microsoft has released security bulletins MS08-052 and MS08-055. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Additional information about this security update


You must have Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed to apply this security update.

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

Update replacement

This security update replaces the following security update:
947866 MS08-016: Description of the security update for Office XP: March 11, 2008

Other products

Security update MS08-052 also applies to Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1 (SP1). To apply security update MS08-052 to Project 2002, you must have Project 2002 SP1 installed.

For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Project 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
867829 How to obtain the latest Microsoft Project 2002 service pack

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
office2002 office2k2 officexp off2002 off2k2 offxp access2002 access2k2 accessxp acc2002 acc2k2 accxp excel2002 excel2k2 excelxp xl2002 xl2k2 xlxp frontpage2002 frontpage2k2 frontpagexp fp2002 fp2k2 fpxp outlook2002 outlook2k2 outlookxp ol2002 ol2k2 olxp powerpoint2002 powerpoint2k2 powerpointxp ppt2002 ppt2k2 pptxp project2002 project2k2 projectxp prj2002 prj2k2 prjxp publisher2002 publisher2k2 publisherxp pub2002 pub2k2 pubxp word2002 word2k2 wordxp wd2002 wd2k2 wdxp 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 office detection tool automatic update microsoft update download center office update

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