How to obtain help and support for this security update
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More information about this security update
Known issues with this security update
If you do not have Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 installed, Microsoft Update may still offer this update. For more information about why you may be offered to install this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
830335 Microsoft Update and Windows Update offer updates for Office programs that you do not have installed
Prerequisites to apply this security update
To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed on the computer.
For more information about how to obtain the 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
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this security update.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces the following security update:
946254 MS08-012: Description of the security update for Publisher 2003: February 12, 2008
To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Publisher 2003 CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.
For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates
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.
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 2003 patch performance security stability update office publisher