MS08-057: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: October 14, 2008

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INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-057. 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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Known Issues
  • After you apply this security update, you may find that you cannot copy an Office Excel 2003 chart into Office PowerPoint 2003. For more information about how to resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    983230 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package (Powerpnt.msp): June 9, 2010
  • After you apply this security update, you cannot enable embedded Excel OLE objects that contain empty VBA projects in the a PowerPoint 2003 presentation.For more information about how to resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    970220 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package (Powerpnt.msp): April 28, 2009

More information about this security update

Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update

This security update fixes the following issues:
  • 954715 Description of the Excel 2003 hotfix package: June 26, 2008
  • 955304 Description of the Excel 2003 hotfix package: July 11, 2008
  • 955650 Description of the Excel 2003 hotfix package: July 18, 2008

Prerequisites

To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 installed.

For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
951548 MS08-043: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: 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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Excel.exe11.0.8231.010,354,17604-Aug-200820:12x86
excel2003 excel2k3 excel11 xl2003 xl2k3 xl11 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 detection tool automatic microsoft download center office update
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