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Security Update for Excel 2003 (KB905756)

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A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Excel 2003 that could allow arbitrary code to run when opening a malicious document. This update addresses that vulnerability.
  • Details

    Version:
    Date Published:

    1

    3/14/2006

    File name:
    File size:

    office2003-KB905756-FullFile-ENU.exe

    5.0 MB

      You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Security Update for Excel 2003 (KB905756).

      Note: Users of Indonesian, Malay, Urdu, and Vietnamese language versions of Excel 2003 can download and install office2003-kb905756-fullfile-enu.exe. Refer to the Instructions section below for details.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


      • This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Office Excel 2003



      • To install the update, Microsoft recommends that you have the following:
        • Office 2003 Service Pack 2.


        • Note   This full-file update (office2003-kb905756-fullfile-enu.exe) installs successfully on Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 1 installations of the affected product.


  • Install Instructions

      Note: Administrators should refer to the Administrator resources section.

      Installation instructions
      If you have Microsoft Office Excel 2003, do one of the following:

      • Use Microsoft Update (recommended). Microsoft Update consolidates updates provided by Windows Update and Office Update into one location and enables you to choose automatic delivery and installation of high-priority updates.


      • Use Office Update on the Office Online Web site. Office Update automatically detects Office and prompts you to install updates and service packs that bring Office programs up-to-date.


      • Install Security Update for Excel 2003 (KB905756). To do this, follow these steps:
        1. Download the .exe file by clicking on the Download button at the top of the page, and then save the file to your hard disk drive.
          • office2003-kb905756-fullfile-enu.exe: You might need to provide the installation source during patch installation if you have previously updated your product.
        2. It is recommended that you quit any programs you are running.

        3. In Windows Explorer, double-click the .exe file that you saved to your hard disk drive, and follow the instructions on the screen.


      Administrator resources
      Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization on the Office Admin Update Center. On that site, scroll down and look under the Update Resources section for the product version you are updating.

      The download for this update is available by clicking on the Download button at the top of the page. You can double-click the executable package to begin installation, or extract the patch files (MSP files) by using a command line. The command line and instructions are included in the Knowledge Base article (197147): Command-Line Switches For IExpress Software Update Packages.

      See the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Security Update for Excel 2003 (KB905756) for further information about this update.
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