Microsoft previews four critical bulletins for Office; Patches on deck

Microsoft previews four critical bulletins for Office; Patches on deck

Summary: Microsoft said it plans to address four critical bulletins for vulnerabilities in Office on its upcoming patch day March 11.In a security bulletin, Microsoft said Thursday there are four critical remote code execution flaws in Office, which is regularly under attack.

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Microsoft said it plans to address four critical bulletins for vulnerabilities in Office on its upcoming patch day March 11.

In a security bulletin, Microsoft said Thursday there are four critical remote code execution flaws in Office, which is regularly under attack.

  • The first bulletin is rated critical for Microsoft Office Excel 2000 and may address an Excel vulnerability discovered in January and left unpatched last month.
  • The second bulletin addresses critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. In other words, if you have Outlook you should pay attention.
  • The third bulletin addresses remote code execution vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 2000 (SP3).
  • And finally the fourth bulletin from Microsoft covers Web components for Office 2000.

For other flavors of Office and Excel Microsoft has called its bulletins important.

Topics: Security, Collaboration, Microsoft, Software

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  • 2 more years of Office 2000 support

    Kudos for Microsoft for supporting Office 2000 through 2010, but it's clear that it's significantly buggier than its successors. It's definitely time for corporations to move off of 2000 before they get hit by one of these vulnerabilities.
    PB_z
  • All office and no OS?

    Wow! How often has THAT happened? Or is it one of those "fix them in the background because they were discovered in house and not published by an external entity so we won't reveal them either", type of deals?
    MGP2
  • RE: Microsoft previews four critical bulletins for Office; Patches on deck

    Four critical updates for Office 2000 and one for the others... (Now to see what the "Important" updates are... and one more week after that until Vista SP1 goes public...)
    MWPollard