MS08-042: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word could allow remote code execution

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-042. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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Additional information about this security update

For more information about this security update and for information about any known issues with specific releases of this software, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
954464 MS08-042: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office Word 2003: August 12, 2008
954463 MS08-042: Description of the security update for Microsoft Word 2002: August 12, 2008

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.

Word 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Word 2002

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 TSE WinNT Win2000

Article ID: 955048 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 10:40:57 - Revision: 5.0

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