MS09-021: Description of the security update for Excel 2002: June 9, 2009

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INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-021. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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More information about this security update

Known issues with this security update

  • When you copy a cell that contains a formula from one instance of Excel, and then you paste the cell into a different instance of Excel, Excel crashes. To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
    • Copy and paste within the same instance of Excel.
    • When you paste, use the Paste Special option, and then use the Text option. To do this, click Paste Special on the Edit menu, and then click Text.
    To resolve this issue, install security update 973471. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    973471 MS09-067: Description of the security update for Excel 2002: November 10, 2009
  • After you apply this security update, you may have to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms when you start a Microsoft Office XP program. If you do not accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, the Office XP program may not start.
  • After you apply this security update, Microsoft Excel 2002 crashes when you paste a cell that has a formula to another instance of Excel 2002. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    973471 MS09-067: Description of the security update for Excel 2002: November 10, 2009

Prerequisites to install this security update

This security update is a post Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 security update. To install the security update, you must have Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 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:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
959988 MS09-009: Description of the security update for Excel 2002: April 14, 2009
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 sizeDateTime
Excel.exe10.0.6854.09,361,23205-May-200920:53
excel2002 excel2k2 excelxp xl2002 xl2k2 xlxp 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 2002 patch performance security stability XP excel office
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Article ID: 969680 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 20:07:00 - Revision: 8.0

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