MS10-017: Description of the security update for Excel 2002: March 9, 2010

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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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More information about this security update

Known issues with this security update

  • After you install this security update, you may notice that the title of the update is listed in Chinese Simplified script instead of English in the Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

    Note This issue does not affect the functionality of the security update. This is a text mismatch issue only.

    To resolve the issue, follow these steps:
    1. Uninstall the security update.
    2. Visit the Microsoft Download Center page to reinstall the security update:Alternately, you can download the security update directly with the following link:
      DownloadDownload the officexp-KB978471-FullFile-ENU.exe package now.
  • After you install 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 apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) 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:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
973471 MS09-067: Description of the security update for Excel 2002: 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 Excel 2002
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
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 2002 patch performance security stability update xp 32-bit 978471 excel office

Article ID: 978471 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 19:51:00 - Revision: 5.0

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