MS09-021: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: June 9, 2009

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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 issue with this security update


When a worksheet that contains a graphic and that is scaled to a level other than 100 percent is saved to the PDF or XPS file formats, the graphic is not scaled correctly in the saved file and may not be visible. The issue occurs when you use scaling functions such as Scale to Fit and Adjust to Fit. However, the issue does not occur when you use the Zoom function.


To work around this issue, select a PostScript printer as the active printer. It is sufficient to select the printer as active. Access to a physical PostScript printer is not required. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.

Note This issue is also present in 2007 Microsoft Office system Service Pack 2.

Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update

This security update also fixes the following issues:
  • 968863 Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel.msp, Xlconv.msp, Graph.msp): April 30, 2009
  • 969952 Description of the Excel 2007 hotfix package (Excel.msp, Graph.msp, Oart.msp, Oartconv.msp, xlconv.msp): April 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:
959997 MS09-009: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: April 14, 2009
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.manNot Applicable79103-May-200908:33
excel2007 excel2k7 xl2007 xl2k7 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 2007 excel office

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