What Is It?
Just as all the kids are heading back to school, Microsoft has released security bulletins that affect most of their customers, including users of Microsoft Office for the Macintosh, and users of Office 2000.
What Should You Do?
If you use Office 2000 or Office 2004 for the Macintosh, please visit the appropriate location, shown below. Download and install the software found there.
Users of Office XP, Office 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 should have already received these updates through the Microsoft Update service, if you have configured it to download and install updates automatically, as we recommend. To verify, you may visit the Windows Update Web site, at http://update.microsoft.com/. and run the wizard.
- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-044.mspx, Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-044 - Critical: Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (940965), published on 14 August 2007, contains links to updates for Office 2004 for the Apple Macintosh, and for Office 2000 for Microsoft Windows. Although this bulletin is listed in the reference below, I am listing it separately, because the update for Microsoft Excel applies to both Windows and Macintosh versions, and to Office 2000, which is not covered by the automatic update service.
- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-045.mspx, Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-045 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (937143), published 14 August 2007, covers all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, from version 5.01, Service Pack 4, through Windows Internet Explorer running on all supported platforms, including Windows Vista.
- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-aug.mspx is Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2007, Published 14 August 2007, which lists the numerous bulletins released this past Tuesday.
- http://update.microsoft.com/ is the Microsoft Update Web site, which you should visit from time to time, to be certain that all required updates have been installed, and to check for important non-security updates, such as the root certificate update that was posted this month.
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