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Article ID: 934737 - Last Review: September 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.3

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Viewer. This article contains information about how to obtain the service pack and about how to obtain a list of issues that are fixed by the service pack. Additionally, this article contains information about the issues that you may experience when you install the service pack and about how to determine whether the service pack is installed.

INTRODUCTION

Excel 2003 Viewer Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains significant security improvements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some fixes that are included with Excel Viewer 2003 SP3 were previously released in separate updates. Excel Viewer 2003 SP3 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

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Service pack details

List of issues that the service pack fixes

Excel Viewer 2003 SP3 fixes the issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938790  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938790/ ) Issues that are fixed in Excel 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Security bulletins that are associated with this service pack

Excel Viewer 2003 SP3 is associated with the following Microsoft Security Bulletins:
905413  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905413/ ) MS06-012: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office could allow remote code execution
917285  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917285/ ) MS06-037: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution
927198  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927198/ ) MS07-002: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution
934233  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934233/ ) MS07-023: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution
936542  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936542/ ) MS07-036: Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution
940965  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940965/ ) MS07-044: Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution

Earlier released updates that this service pack includes

914451  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914451/ ) Description of the security update for Excel 2003 Viewer: March 14, 2006
918425  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918425/ ) Description of the security update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Viewer: July 11, 2006
925525  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925525/ ) Description of the security update for Excel Viewer 2003: January 9, 2007
934445  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934445/ ) Description of the security update for Excel Viewer 2003: May 8, 2007
936508  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936508/ ) Description of the security update for Excel Viewer 2003: July 10, 2007
940604  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940604/ ) Description of the security update for Excel Viewer 2003: August 14, 2007

Installation details

How to obtain and install the service pack

Excel Viewer 2003 SP3 installation instructions and deployment strategies are found on the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=50A22D11-7CC6-4C3A-B3EC-A9EA4E39E28E (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=50A22D11-7CC6-4C3A-B3EC-A9EA4E39E28E)
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
873125  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873125/ ) You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products

How to determine whether the service pack is installed

The service pack contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
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File name Version
Gdiplus.dll11.0.8165.0
Lccwiz.dll11.0.8161.0
Mso.dll11.0.8171.0
Msointl.dll11.0.8161.0
Xlview.exe11.0.8169.0
Xlvintl.dll11.0.8169.0
Xlvprtid.xmlNot applicable
You do not have to install this service pack if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table. For more information about how to determine the version of Excel Viewer 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821549  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821549/ ) How to check the version of Office 2003 products

Information for administrators about .msp files

The administrative service pack consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file.

The following .msp file is distributed in this service pack:
XLViewSP3.msp

Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators

If you update your administrative installation point, and you recache and reinstall Excel Viewer 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property. This property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Excel Viewer 2003 from the administrative image. For Excel Viewer 2003 SP3, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
REINSTALL=ALL
For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic. To view the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402381033.aspx (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402381033.aspx)
The Microsoft Office Desktop Applications TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Microsoft Office Desktop Applications TechCenter, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/desktop/default.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/desktop/default.aspx)

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