MS09-021: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: June 9, 2009

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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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:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information about this security update

Prerequisites to install this security update

This security update is a post Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 security update. To install the security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 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:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
959995 MS09-009: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: April 14, 2009

Removal information

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office 2003 CD into the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the security update from the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates
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.exe11.0.8307.010,351,93622-Apr-200905:43
excel2003 excel2k3 xl2003 xl2k3update 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 2003 patch performance security stability office
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