MS11-023: Description of the security update for Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update: April 12, 2011

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Introduction

Microsoft has released security bulletins MS11-021, MS11-022, and MS11-023. These security bulletins contain all the relevant information about the security update for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletins, visit the following Microsoft websites:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-021.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-022.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-023.mspx

Update details

The Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update contains several changes that improve security, stability, reliability, and performance. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for all Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac applications

  • Security is improved
    This update fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2008 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. For more information, see the security bulletin that is listed earlier in this document.
  • Stability is improved
    This update fixes an issue that causes Office 2008 applications to exit unexpectedly when you open or use Office 2008 applications.
  • Additional support for OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) and Microsoft SharePoint
    This update adds support for OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) and Forms Based Authentication, a service that SharePoint requires. 

Improvements for Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac

  • Compatibility with Windows versions Microsoft PowerPoint is improved
    This update fixes an issue that causes numbered lists to display incorrect numbering when you open a file that you created in a Windows version of PowerPoint.

Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac

  • Conversation headers are displayed correctly
    This update fixes an issue that causes Entourage to display an incorrect number of unread email messages when you view messages by conversation. 

Previously released improvements included in this update

This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2008 updates. For more information about the improvements in a previous update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
953822 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update

956344 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update

958267 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update

960401 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update

968694 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 Update

971822 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update

973254 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.0 Update

974170 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.1 Update

976828 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update

980839 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update

2028864 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.5 Update

2284162 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update

2422352 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update

2476512 Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.8 Update

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2008 12.2.9 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.4.9 (Tiger) or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.

How to obtain the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 package now.

Release Date: April 12, 2011

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Updated Files

For a complete list of the files that this update adds or changes, double-click the update installer, and then on the File menu, click Show Files.

Notes

  • The Office 2008 12.2.9 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date.

    To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. Then, on the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

    For more information about resources for Office 2008 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft website:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 2505927 - Last Review: February 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition
  • Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
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