Security Bulletin

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-016 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949030)

Published: March 11, 2008 | Updated: April 30, 2008

Version: 2.1

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a malformed Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for supported editions of Microsoft Office 2000 and rated Important for supported editions of Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3, and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

This security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Microsoft Office allocates memory. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation.  Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately

Known Issues. None

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Office Suite and Other Software Maximum Security Impact Aggregate Severity Rating Bulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3
(KB947361)
Remote Code Execution Critical MS07-025
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
(KB947866)
Remote Code Execution Important MS07-025
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2
(KB947355)
Remote Code Execution Important MS07-025
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003
(KB947355)
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB947355)
Remote Code Execution Important None
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003
(KB947355)
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB947355)
Remote Code Execution Important None
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
(KB949357)
Remote Code Execution Important MS08-013
**Non-Affected Software** | Office Suite and Other Software | |---------------------------------------------| | Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 | | Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003 | | Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 | | Microsoft Visio 2003 Viewer | | Microsoft Project 2000 Service Pack 1 | | Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 2 | | 2007 Microsoft Office System | | 2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1 | | Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update ---------------------------------------------------------------- **I use Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2. Are any additional security features included in this update?**  Yes, as part of the servicing model for Microsoft Office 2003, when users of Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 install this update, their systems will be upgraded to security functionality that was initially released with Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3. All updates released after January 1, 2008 for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 will include these security features, which were introduced in [Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=e25b7049-3e13-433b-b9d2-5e3c1132f206&displaylang=en). We have thoroughly tested this update, but as with all updates, we recommend that users perform testing appropriate to the environment and configuration of their systems. For more information on this issue, please see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 951646](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951646). **I am using an older release of the software discussed in this security bulletin. What should I do?**  The affected software listed in this bulletin have been tested to determine which releases are affected. Other releases are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software release, visit [Microsoft Support Lifecycle](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21742). It should be a priority for customers who have older releases of the software to migrate to supported releases to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For more information about the Windows Product Lifecycle, visit [Microsoft Support Lifecycle](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21742). For more information about the extended security update support period for these software versions or editions, visit [Microsoft Product Support Services](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33328). Customers who require custom support for older releases must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, visit [Microsoft Worldwide Information](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33329), select the country, and then click **Go** to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the [Windows Operating System Product Support Lifecycle FAQ](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33330). **I use Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3. Why am I still being offered this update?** Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 is not impacted by the security vulnerabilities documented in this bulletin. However, users will still be offered this update because the update files for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 are newer (with higher version numbers) than the files that are currently on your system. We have thoroughly tested this update, but as with all updates, we recommend that users perform testing appropriate to their environment and configurations of their systems. **Does the offer to update a non-vulnerable version of Microsoft Office constitute a flaw in the Microsoft update mechanism?** No, the update mechanism is functioning correctly in that it detects a lower version of the files on the system than in the update package and thus, offers the update. **What is included in the Microsoft Office update that causes the higher version of the update files?** The update files include changes to support stability changes in Microsoft Office and additional changes to support corporate environment changes. We have thoroughly tested this update, but as with all updates, we recommend that users perform testing appropriate to their environment and configurations of their systems. ### Vulnerability Information Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers ----------------------------------------------

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software
Affected Software Microsoft Office Cell Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2008-0113 Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0118 Aggregate Severity Rating
Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 None Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 None Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 None Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Service Pack 3 Important 
Remote Code Execution
None Important
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Office Word Viewer Service Pack 3 Important 
Remote Code Execution
None Important
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac None Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Microsoft Office Cell Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0113 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft Office handles specially crafted Excel files. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by creating a malformed file which could be included as an e-mail attachment, or hosted on a specially crafted or compromised Web site. If a user were logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights. To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see [CVE-2008-0113](http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=cve-2008-0113). #### Mitigating Factors for the Microsoft Office Cell Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0113 Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation: - An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. - In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker would have to host a Web site that contains an Office file that is used to attempt to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a specially crafted Web site. Instead, an attacker would have to convince them to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's site. - The vulnerability cannot be exploited automatically through e-mail. For an attack to be successful, a user must open an attachment that is sent in an e-mail message. - Users who have installed and are using the [Office Document Open Confirmation Tool](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=8b5762d2-077f-4031-9ee6-c9538e9f2a2f) for Office 2000 will be prompted with **Open**, **Save**, or **Cancel** before opening a document. The features of the Office Document Open Confirmation Tool are incorporated in Office XP and Office 2003. - Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 is not affected by this vulnerability. - 2007 Microsoft Office System is not affected by this vulnerability. #### Workarounds for the Microsoft Office Cell Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0113 Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality: - **Use the Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE) when opening files from unknown or untrusted sources** The Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE) when added to the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats is used to more securely open Word, Excel, and PowerPoint binary format files. To install MOICE, you must have Office 2003 or 2007 Office installed. To install MOICE, you must have the Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. The compatibility pack is available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center: - [Download the FileFormatConverters.exe package now](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en) MOICE requires all updates that are recommended for all Office programs. Visit Microsoft Update to install all recommended updates: -

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user intervention Office2000-kb947361-fullfile-enu /q:a
Installing without restarting office2000-kb947361-fullfile-enu /r:n
Update log file Not applicable
Further information For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required? This update does not require a restart.
Hotpatching Not applicable
Removal Information After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed, you must remove the application, and then install it again from the original media.
File Information See the next subsection, File Information, for the full file manifest.
Registry Key Verification Not applicable
#### File Information The English version of this security update has the 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 tool in Control Panel. For all supported editions of Office 2000: | File Name | Version | Date | Time | Size | |-----------|------------|-------------|-------|-----------| | Mso9.dll | 9.0.0.8968 | 05-Feb-2008 | 04:01 | 5,595,185 | **Note** For a complete list of supported versions, see the [Support Lifecycle Index](http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex/). For a complete list of service packs, see [Lifecycle Supported Service Packs](http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps). For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see [Microsoft Support Lifecycle](http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/). #### Office Features for Administrative Installations Server administrators who use a [Windows Installer Administrative Installation](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21685) must update the server location. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use **REINSTALL=ALL** or you can install the following features: | Product | Feature | |------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | MSPUB, O9PUB, 09PB | ProductFiles,PubPrimary,MSDrawFiles | | O9EXL | ProductFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles | | O9PRM | ProductFiles, OUTLOOKNonBootFiles, WORDNonBootFiles, ACCESSNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles, FPClientNonBootFiles, PPTNonBootFiles, ProductNonBootFiles | | O9PRO | ProductFiles, OUTLOOKNonBootFiles, WORDNonBootFiles, ACCESSNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles, PPTNonBootFiles | | O9SBE, 9327\_o9procd1\_sbe\_coxs\_slv\_data1 product | ProductFiles, OUTLOOKNonBootFiles,WORDNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles | | O9FP | ProductFiles, FPClientNonBootFiles, ProductNonBootFiles | | O9PIPC1 | ProductFiles, OUTLOOKNonBootFiles, MSDrawFiles, WORDNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles | | O9PIPC2 | ProductFiles, MSDrawFiles, WORDNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles | | O9PRMCD2 | ProductFiles,AccessRuntimeMaster, PubPrimary, MSDrawFiles, SBCMNonBootFiles | | O9STD | ProductFiles, OUTLOOKNonBootFiles, WORDNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles, PPTNonBootFiles | **Note** Administrators working in managed environments can find resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the **Update Resources** section for the software version you are updating. The [Windows Installer Documentation](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21685) also provides more information about the setup switches supported by Windows Installer. #### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version. To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33338) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows Millennium Edition](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33337) For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches

Switch Description
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.

Removing the Update

After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed; you must remove the application, and then install it again from the original media.

Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Office, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.
      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.
      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Office XP (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user intervention officeXP-kb947866-fullfile-enu /q:a
Installing without restarting officeXP-kb947866-fullfile-enu /r:n
Update log file Not applicable
Further information For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required? This update does not require a restart.
Hotpatching Not applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.
File Information See the next subsection, File Information, for the full file manifest.
Registry Key Verification Not applicable
#### File Information The English version of this security update has the 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 tool in Control Panel. For all supported editions of Office XP: | File Name | Version | Date | Time | Size | |-----------|-------------|-------------|-------|-----------| | Ietag.dll | 10.0.6731 | 10-Sep-2004 | 21:11 | 105,152 | | Mso.dll | 10.0.6839.0 | 30-Oct-2007 | 18:08 | 9,819,136 | **Note** For a complete list of supported versions, see the [Support Lifecycle Index](http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex/). For a complete list of service packs, see [Lifecycle Supported Service Packs](http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps). For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see [Microsoft Support Lifecycle](http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/). #### Office Features The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use **REINSTALL=ALL** or you can install the following features: | Product | Feature | |-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------| | ACCESS, FP, OUTLOOK, PPT, ACCESSRT, PUB | ProductFiles | | PIPC1, PROPLUS, PRO, SBE, STD, STDEDU | ProductFiles | | EXCEL | EXCELNonBootFiles, ProductFiles | **Note** Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the **Update Resources** section for the software version you are updating. The [Windows Installer Documentation](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21685) also provides more information about the parameters supported by Windows Installer. #### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version. To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33338) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows Millennium Edition](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33337) For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches

Switch Description
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.

Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the “Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.
      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.
      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Office 2003 (all editions), Excel Viewer 2003 (all editions), and Word Viewer 2003 (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user intervention office2003-kb947355-fullfile-enu.exe /q:a
Installing without restarting office2003-kb947355-fullfile-enu.exe /r:n
Update log file Not applicable
Further information For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required? This update does not require a restart.
Hotpatching Not applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office 2003 CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.
File Information See the next subsection, File Information, for the full file manifest.
Registry Key Verification Not applicable
#### File Information The English version of this security update has the 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 tool in Control Panel. For all supported editions of Office 2003 and Excel Viewer 2003: | File Name | Version | Date | Time | Size | |-----------|-------------|-------------|-------|------------| | Ietag.dll | 11.0.8164.0 | 19-Apr-2007 | 21:09 | 167,256 | | Mso.dll | 11.0.8202.0 | 20-Nov-2007 | 04:03 | 12,259,328 | **Note** For a complete list of supported versions, see the [Support Lifecycle Index](http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex/). For a complete list of service packs, see [Lifecycle Supported Service Packs](http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps). For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see [Microsoft Support Lifecycle](http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/). #### Office Features The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use **REINSTALL=ALL** or you can install the following features: | Product | Feature | |--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------| | STD11, BASIC11, PERS11, STDP11 | WORDNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles, ProductFiles | | FP11 | ProductFiles | | PROI11, PRO11, PRO11SB | WORDNonBootFiles, ACCESSNonBootFiles, EXCELNonBootFiles, ProductFiles | | XLVIEW | ExcelViewer | **Note** Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the **Update Resources** section for the software version you are updating. The [Windows Installer Documentation](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21685) also provides more information about the parameters supported by Windows Installer. #### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the **Office Administrative Installation Point** information in the **Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance** subsection. This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version. To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33338) - [Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows Millennium Edition](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=33337) For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches

Switch Description
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.

Removing the Update

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

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office 2003 CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the “Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.
      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.
      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Office 2004 for Mac

Deployment Information

Prerequisites

  • Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later on a G3, Mac OS X-compatible processor or higher
  • Mac OS X user accounts must have administrator privileges to install this security update.

Installing the Update

Download and install the appropriate language version of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update from the Microsoft Mactopia Web site.

  • Quit any applications that are running, including virus-protection applications, all Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Messenger for Mac, and Office Notifications, because they might interfere with installation.
  • Open the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update volume on your desktop. This step might have been performed for you.
  • To start the update process, in the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update volume window, double-click the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update application, and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • If the installation finishes successfully, you can remove the update installer from your hard disk. To verify that the installation finished successfully, see the following “Verifying Update Installation” heading. To remove the update installer, first drag the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update volume to the Trash, and then drag the file that you downloaded to the Trash.

Verifying Update Installation

To verify that a security update is installed on an affected system, follow these steps:

  1. In the Finder, navigate to the Application Folder (Microsoft Office 2004: Office).
  2. Select the file, Microsoft Component Plugin.
  3. On the File menu, click Get Info or Show Info.

If the Version number is 11.4.1, the update has been successfully installed.

Restart Requirement

This update does not require you to restart your computer.

Removing the Update

This security update cannot be uninstalled.

Additional Information

If you have technical questions or problems downloading or using this update, visit Microsoft for Mac Supportto learn about the support options that are available to you.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

  • Arnaud Dovi, working with Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Microsoft Office Cell Parsing Vulnerability (CVE-2008-0113)
  • An anonymous finder for reporting the Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-208-0118)

Support

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.
  • International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International Support Web site.

Disclaimer

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

Revisions

  • V1.0 (March 11, 2008): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (March 12, 2008): Bulletin updated. FAQ added to clarify the reason why a non-vulnerable version of Office will be offered this update. Also removed MS07-015 as a replaced bulletin for Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3.
  • V1.2 (March 26, 2008): Bulletin updated. Added MS07-025 as a replaced bulletin for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2.
  • V2.0 (April 16, 2008): Bulletin updated. Added Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 as affected software.
  • V2.1 (April 30, 2008): Bulletin updated. Added a new entry to the Update FAQ describing additional security features included in the update for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

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