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Article ID: 2422352 - Last Review: October 12, 2010 - Revision: 2.0

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletins MS10-079 and MS0-080. These security bulletins contain all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletins, visit the following Microsoft websites:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-079.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-079.mspx)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-080.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-080.mspx)

Update details

This update contains improvements to stability and security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac

  • Stability is improved

    This update fixes issues that cause Excel to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when you try to start an Excel application.

Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac

  • Reliability is improved when Entourage connects to Microsoft Exchange servers

    This update fixes the following issues:
    • When Entourage authenticates with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 by using the Kerberos protocol, it does not detect expired credentials and does not renew tickets for these credentials.
    • Entourage sometimes creates duplicate items in the Exchange 2007 mailbox.

Previously released improvements that are included in this update

This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2008 updates. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
953822 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=953822)  Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update  

956344 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=956344) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update

958267 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=958267) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update

960401 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=960401) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update

968694 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=968694) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 Update

971822 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=971822) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update

973254 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=973254) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.0 Update

974170 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=974170) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.1 Update

976828 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=976828) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update

980839 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=980839) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update

2028864 (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=2028864) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.5 Update

2284162  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2284162/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update

For more information about the improvements in the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=910bdfbe-8575-4f3a-af07-8e61fd153650 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=910bdfbe-8575-4f3a-af07-8e61fd153650)

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2008 12.2.7 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.

Additionally, you must install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.0 Update before you install Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update.

To verify that an update is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
  1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office 2008 folder, and then open any Office program. (These steps use Microsoft Word as an example.)
  3. On the Word menu, click About Word.
  4. In the About Word dialog box, examine the version number next to Latest Installed Update.

How to obtain the update

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

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Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=abd05074-8ffc-41a4-a2f3-1d8047574552)

Release Date: October 12, 2010

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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/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 click Show Files on the File menu.

Notes

  • The Office 2008 12.2.7 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, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.

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

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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