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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletins MS08-043 and MS08-051. These security bulletins contain all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletins, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites.

Security Bulletin MS08-043
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-043.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-043.mspx)
Security Bulletin MS08-051
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-051.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-051.mspx)

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Update details

This update contains several improvements to stability and performance. Additionally, this update 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 this update

The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 Update includes the following improvements.

Improvements for all Office 2004 for Mac applications

  • Security is improved.
    This update fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2004 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. For more information, see the security bulletin that is listed in the "Introduction" section.

Improvements for Word 2004 for Mac

  • Stability is improved when you open documents.
    This update fixes an issue that causes Word 2004 applications to close unexpectedly when you open a document that contains a numbered list.

Improvements for Entourage 2004 for Mac

  • The Japanese postal code dictionary is updated.
    The Japanese postal dictionary is updated with the latest information as of May 2008.

Previously released improvements that are included in this update

This update includes all the improvements that were released in previous Office 2004 updates. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
883951  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883951/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 (11.1.0)
915054  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915054/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.1.1 Update
915055  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915055/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 2 (11.2.0)
915056  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915056/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.1 Update
915057  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915057/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.3 Update
918963  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918963/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update
921213  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921213/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.5 Update
923151  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923151/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.6 Update
924999  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924999/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.0 Update
927738  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927738/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.2 Update
930402  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930402/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.3 Update
932185  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932185/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update
936749  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936749/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.5 Update
939699  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939699/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.6 Update
940763  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940763/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.7 Update
941809  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941809/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.8 Update
948056  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948056/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.0 Update
949357  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949357/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update
952332  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952332/ ) Description of the Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.2 Update
953824  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953824/ ) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) 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, the Microsoft Office 2004 11.5.0 Update must be installed on the computer before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 Update. To verify that the Microsoft Office 2004 11.5.0 Update is installed, follow these steps:
  1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office 2004 folder, and then open the Office folder.
  3. Click the Microsoft Component Plugin file.
  4. On the File menu, click Get Info.
  5. Click General. The version information is displayed.

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 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 Update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EBD3AF0C-3F62-4D18-BF45-881655683BD5)

Release Date: August 12, 2008

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.

Note The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.1 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 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac (http://www.microsoft.com/mac)

Updated files

This update adds or changes the Office application files that are shown in the following list. After you install the update, you can compare the version numbers of these files to verify that they were installed or updated. To see the version number of a file, select it in the Finder, and then on the File menu, click Get Info. Additionally, you can find the full installation path for each updated file by reviewing the updater log file (11.5.1 Update log.txt) in the "Microsoft Office 2004/Updater Logs" folder on your hard disk.
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FileVersion
Advzip.dic124.00.00.01
Microsoft Component Plugin11.5.1
Microsoft Excel11.5.1
Microsoft Graph11.5.1
Microsoft PowerPoint11.5.1
Word Open XML11.5.0
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APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition
  • Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac
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