MS10-004: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: February 9, 2010

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.

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-004. 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 issues with this security update

  • This security update is offered when Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 is installed on the computer. This security update enables you to update presentations that were created by using the Package for CD feature in PowerPoint 2003.

    For more information about the Package for CD feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    828504 Description of how to use the Package for CD feature in PowerPoint 2003 and in PowerPoint 2007
    Note Stand-alone installations of Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003 are past their support life cycle and are not offered in this security update.

    We recommend that if you have a stand-alone installation of PowerPoint Viewer 2003, you migrate to a supported release to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For example, PowerPoint Viewer 2007 is not affected by these vulnerabilities. To obtain PowerPoint Viewer 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 installed on the computer.

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:
957784 MS09-017: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: May 12, 2009

Removal information

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