Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-087. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft website:
This update contains improvements to security and stability. 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 12.2.8 Update includes the following improvements.
Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
- Stability is improved in Entourage.
This update fixes an issue that occasionally causes Entourage to exit unexpectedly in the following situations:
- When you open email messages that have inline attachments.
- When you send an email message.
- When you click meeting invitations.
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:
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update956344
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update958267
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update960401
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update968694
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 Update971822
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update973254
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.0 Update974170
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.1 Update976828
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update980839
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update2028864
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.5 Update2284162
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.6 Update2422352
Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update
For more information about the improvements in the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, visit the following Microsoft website:
Before you install the Office 2008 12.2.8 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
Additionally, you must install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.0 Update before you install the Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.8 Update.
To verify the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
- On the Go menu, click Applications.
- Open the Microsoft Office 2008 folder, and then open any Office application (for example, open Word).
- On the Word menu, click About Word.
- In the About Word dialog box, compare 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:
Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.8 Update package now.
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Release Date: December 8, 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:
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.
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
- The Office 2008 12.2.8 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:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.