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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-017. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
This update improves security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. In addition, this update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance.
Improvements that are included in the updateThe Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update includes the following improvements.
Improvements for all Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac applications
Improvements for Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
Before you install the Office 2008 12.2.4 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, you must install the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.3 Update or later versions before you install the Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update.
To verify the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
How to obtain the updateThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update package now.
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Release Date: March 9, 2010
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.
Article ID: 980839 - Last Review: September 30, 2011 - Revision: 3.0