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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-009. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.4 Update contains changes that improve security and performance. Additionally, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code.
Improvements that are included in the update
The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.4 Update includes the following improvements.
Improvements for all Office 2004 for Mac applications
Security is improved.
This update fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2004 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code. For more information, see the security bulletin that is mentioned earlier in this document.
Before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.4 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.
To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.
Additionally, the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.3 Update must be installed on the computer before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.4 Update. To verify that the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.3 Update is installed, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Applications.
Open the Microsoft Office 2004 folder, and then open the Office folder.
Click the Microsoft Component Plugin file.
On the File menu, click Get Info.
Click General. The version information is displayed.
How to obtain the update
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.4 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. Then, on the Help menu, click Check for Updates.
For more information about resources for Office 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
This update adds or changes the Office application files that are shown in the following list. After you install this update, you can compare the version numbers of these files to verify that they were installed or updated. To see the version number of a file, select it in the Finder, and then click Get Info on the File menu. Additionally, you can find the full installation path of each updated file by reviewing the updater log file in the Microsoft Office 2004/Updater Logs folder on the computer.
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