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MS09-024: Description of the security update for the 2007 Office system: June 9, 2009

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-024. 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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More information about this security update

You may be able to open or insert a Works file on a system that has Microsoft Office 2003 and some Microsoft Office 2007 components installed. This may be true even if you do not have the Microsoft Works versions 6 though 9 File Converter installed. However, after you install this security update, the system will be protected from the vulnerabilities that are described in security bulletin MS09-024 because the system will not open the specially crafted Works files.

Prerequisites to install this security update

This security update is a post 2007 Microsoft Office system Service Pack 1 security update. To install the security update, you must have 2007 Microsoft Office system Service Pack 1 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:
949585 How to obtain the latest service pack for the 2007 Office suite
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
Works632.cnv9.07.0613.087,39226-Feb- 200904:15
office2007 office2k7 off2007 off2k7 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 2007 patch performance security stability office

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