MS09-027: Description of the security update for Word 2007: June 9, 2009

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-027. 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 with this security update

  • After you install this security update, when you open documents that use an East Asian ClearType font, such as Meiryo, JhengHei, or YaHei fonts, they may revert to the Document Grid setting Specify line grid only. This causes the document to grow longer as the text snaps to the line grid.
  • After you install this update, XML tag structure may not appear correctly in saved DocX Word documents that contain a document variable.
To resolve these known issues, install hotfix 970942.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970942Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (Word.msp, Wordconv.msp): June 30, 2009

Prerequisites to install this security update

This security update is a post 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 security update. To install the security update, you must have 2007 Microsoft Office Suite 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

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
956358 MS08-072: Description of the security update for Word 2007: December 9, 2008
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.

Microsoft Office Word 2007

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
word2007 word2k7 word12 wd2007 wd2k7 wd12 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 patch performance security stability update 2007 office

Article ID: 969604 - Last Review: 05/09/2012 16:59:00 - Revision: 6.0

Microsoft Office Word 2007

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