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MS09-060: Description of the security update for Office XP: October 13, 2009

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS09-060. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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More information about this security update

Fixes that are included in this security update

This security update fixes the following issue:
  • This security update resolves a problem that can cause programs that use the Outlook View Control with Microsoft Forms 2.0, such as Microsoft Office Outlook with Business Contact Manager, to stop functioning as expected. This problem occurs after the security update is installed for Outlook 2002 that is dated October 13, 2009.

    For more information about the security update for Outlook 2002 dated October 13, 2009, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    973702 MS09-060: Description of the security update for Microsoft Outlook 2002: October 13, 2009

Known issues 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 this security update, you must have 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
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 XP 974556 office

Article ID: 974556 - Last Review: 05/08/2012 22:02:00 - Revision: 3.0

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