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Microsoft has released security bulletins MS08-072 and MS08-074. 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 Web sites:
The Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update contains several changes that improve security, stability, reliability, and performance. Additionally, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of a computer's memory by using malicious code.
Improvements that are included in the updateThe Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update includes the following improvements.
Improvements for all Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac applications
Improvements for Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
Improvements for Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
Improvements for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
Previously released improvements included in this updateThis update includes all the improvements that were released in Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 or later updates. For more information about the improvements in a previous update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953822/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956344/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.2 Update
958267For more information about the improvements in the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958267/ )Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update
PrerequisitesBefore you install the Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 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, one of the following updates must be installed on the computer before you install the Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update:
How to obtain the updateThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.5 Update package now.
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Release Date: December 9, 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:
119591Microsoft 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.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Updated FilesFor 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.
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Article ID: 960401 - Last Review: June 29, 2010 - Revision: 2.3