Security Update for Microsoft Works Suite 2005 (KB943973)

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A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Works Suite 2005 that could allow arbitrary code to run when opening a malicious document. This update addresses that vulnerability.
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    432 KB

    KB Articles: KB943973

      You can get specific information about this update in Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of Security Update for Microsoft Works Suite 2005 (KB943973).

      Note: Users of Indonesian, Malay, Urdu, and Vietnamese language versions of Microsoft Office Works 2005 can download and install office2003-KB943973-FullFile-ENU.exe. Refer to the Instructions section below for details.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

  • Install Instructions
      Note: IT professionals should refer to the IT professional resources section.

      Installation instructions
      If you have Microsoft Works Suite 2005, do one of the following:

      • Install Security Update for Microsoft Works Suite 2005 (KB943973). 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.
          • You should download this file if you have access to your original product CD-ROM. 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.

      IT professional resources
      IT professional working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization on the Microsoft Office Desktop Applications TechCenter.

      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 Works 2005 (KB943973) for further information about this update.
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