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    Office 98 SSL Security Updater for Macintosh

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    This update addresses a security vulnerability that can enable an attacker who had a valid security certificate to issue an invalid subordinate certificate that would appear to be valid.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
      Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      Office98SSLSecurityEN.bin

      Office98SSLSecurityEN.hqx

      Date Published:

      10/16/2002

      File Size:

      1.5 MB

      2.1 MB

        This update addresses a security vulnerability that can enable an attacker who had a valid security certificate to issue an invalid subordinate certificate that would appear to be valid. This update also addresses a vulnerability in Word's field codes that could allow an attacker to maliciously use field codes and external updates to steal information from your computer without your knowledge. For more information about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletins MS02-050 and MS02-059.
    • Supported Operating System

      Apple Macintosh

        • Before you can install the Microsoft Office 98 SSL Security Updater, one or more of the following programs must be installed on your computer: Word 98, Excel 98, or PowerPoint 98.

        • Note: You must also make sure that you have installed all previous updates for Office 98 before you install this update. For complete information about getting Office 98 up to date, see Making sure your version of Office is up to date.
        • Operating system: Mac OS 8.1 to 9.x
        • Hard disk: 5 MB of available hard disk space temporarily required to complete installation; after installation, the update requires 0 MB of hard disk space.

        Note: While Office 98 programs can run on Mac OS 7.6 or later, you must have Mac OS 8.1 or later installed on your computer to run this updater.
      • Before you install:
        • If you have not yet done so, make sure that you have installed all previous updates for Office 98 before you install this update. For complete information about getting Office 98 up to date, see Making sure your version of Office is up to date.
        • Quit any other programs that are running, including virus-protection programs, because they might interfere with installation.
        • Make sure Aladdin Systems StuffIt Expander version 5.5 or later is installed on your computer. If an earlier version of StuffIt Expander is installed on your computer, you might not be able to install this download.

        To download:

        Note: Two different file types are available for this download, MacBinary (.bin) or BinHex (.hqx). A .bin file is typically smaller than an .hqx file, but is less compatible with earlier Macintosh systems, such as Mac OS 7.0, 8.0, and 8.5. An .hqx file is typically larger, but is more compatible with earlier systems.
        1. Click the file you want to download from the list below.
        2. Do one of the following:
          • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
          • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

        To install:
        1. On your hard disk, double-click the file that you downloaded to expand it. Depending on the Web browser that you are currently using, this step might be performed for you automatically.
        2. Double-click the Office 98 SSL Security Updater icon to start the setup program, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
        3. If the installation has completed successfully, you can delete the Office98SSLEN.sit file and the Office 98 SSL Security Updater program from your hard disk.

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