Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update is available

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update, which eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000. The vulnerability could allow the propagation of e-mail viruses on computers that are configured to use Word as the e-mail editor. This is true whether the Outlook E-mail Security Update is installed.

When Word is used as an e-mail editor in Microsoft Outlook, a Word Object model command can be used to send e-mail messages. This update blocks the use of this command and provides increased security for users when the update is used in conjunction with the Outlook Security E-mail Update. For more information about the latest service pack for Office 2000, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2000
For more information about the Outlook E-mail Security Update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
262617 Information about the Outlook e-mail security update
262631 Information about the Outlook e-mail security update

MORE INFORMATION

NOTE: This update also includes a fix to a Leap Year issue, in which the wrong day of the week is displayed under certain circumstances.

For more information about the leap year issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256903 Day name is incorrect in document after Save As Word 6.0

How to Verify That the Update Is Installed

To verify that the Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update has been installed, follow these steps.

In Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0:
  1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
  2. In the Named box, type Winword.exe.
  3. Change the Look in box to the root of your hard disk drive. For example, change the Look in box to C:.
  4. Make sure the Include subfolders box is selected.
  5. Click Find Now.
  6. Right-click the found file Winword.exe, and click Properties on the shortcut menu that appears.
  7. On the Version tab, the File version should appear as 9.0.0.4125 or greater.
In Microsoft Windows 2000:
  1. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
  2. In the Search for files or folders named box, type Winword.exe.
  3. Change the Look in box to the root of your hard disk drive. For example, change the Look in box to C:.
  4. Click Search Now.
  5. Right-click the found file Winword.exe, and click Properties on the shortcut menu that appears.
  6. On the Version tab, the File version should appear as 9.0.0.4125 or greater.

How to Troubleshoot Update Setup Problems

If you experience problems installing the "Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update", try the following suggestions:
  • This problem may occur when you attempt to run the update from its current location from the Microsoft Office Update Web site. If the update fails, try saving the update to your local hard disk drive, and then run the update. To do this, follow the steps listed in the "How to Install the Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update" section of this article.
  • This problem may occur when your computer was pre-installed with Microsoft Works 2000 Suite, and then Microsoft Office 2000 was installed. In this situation, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Works Suite 2000 CD-ROM instead of the Microsoft Office 2000 CD-ROM during the installation of the "Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update". For more information about how to work around this problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    259136 "Install on First Use" and "Detect and Repair" request Works 2000 Suite CD-ROM
  • This problem may occur when there are problems in the Windows Registry. To correct this problem, repair the installation of Microsoft Office 2000 and then try again to apply the "Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update". For more information about how to repair Microsoft Office 2000, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    264625 How to install or repair individual features of Office 2000
  • If you get the following message when installing the "Word 2000 SR-1 Mail Command Security Update", the update has already been applied:
    This update has already been installed.
    To verify the version of Microsoft Word you have installed, please see the "How to Verify That the Update Is Installed" section of this article. If you have version 9.0.0.4125 or later, the update is installed.

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Article ID: 265031 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.1
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