MS09-068: Description of the security update for Word 2002: November 10, 2009

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-068. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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Known issue with this security update

  • 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.

Prerequisites to install this 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:
969602 MS09-027: Description of the security update for Word 2002: June 9, 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.
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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 XP 32-bit 973444 office

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