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Microsoft has released security bulletins MS09-067 and MS09-068. 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 the following Microsoft Web sites:
Improvements that are included in the updateSecurity is improved for all Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac applications. The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 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 bulletins that are listed earlier in this document.
PrerequisitesBefore you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 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 11.5.5 Update must be installed on the computer before you install the Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 Update. To verify that the Microsoft Office 2004 11.5.5 Update is installed, follow these steps:
How to obtain the updateThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 Update package now.
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Release Date: November 10, 2009
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
Note The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 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:
Updated filesThis 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 in the Microsoft Office 2004/Updater Logs folder on your computer.
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Article ID: 976830 - Last Review: November 10, 2009 - Revision: 1.0