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MS09-068: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Word allows remote code execution

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.

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

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

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MORE INFORMATION

Known issues and additional information about this security update

For more information about this security update and for information about any known issues with specific releases of this software, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973866 MS09-068: Description of the security update for Word Viewer 2003: November 10, 2009
973443 MS09-068: Description of the security update for Word 2003: November 10, 2009
973444 MS09-068: Description of the security update for Word 2002: November 10, 2009
976828Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update
976830Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 Update
976831Description of the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.1.3
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 TSE
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Article ID: 976307 - Last Review: 05/08/2012 22:09:00 - Revision: 3.0

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