MS10-017: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: March 9, 2010

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-017. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

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Known issues with this security update

After you install this security update, you may receive an error message that resembles the following when you try to save a shared workbook:
The file is no longer shared
This problem can occur if the file is saved to a network location and then configured as a shared workbook.
To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
  • To avoid this problem when you create a workbook that must be shared, turn on the shared workbook option before you save the workbook to a network share.
  • If the problem has already occurred, follow these steps:
    1. Open the shared workbook, and then save it to a local drive.
    2. Turn on the shared workbook option.
    3. Save the workbook on the network share.
    For more information about how to share a workbook, visit the following Microsoft Web page: To resolve this problem, install hotfix 982308. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    982308MS10-038 and MS10-036: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: June 8, 2010

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have one of the following installed:
  • 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
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:
973593 MS09-067: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: November 10, 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.

File information

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.
Security update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB978382)
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel.manNot Applicable79126-Feb-200919:58
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 2007 patch performance security stability update 32-bit 978382 excel office

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Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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