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    Security Update for Excel 2002 (KB873366)

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    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel that could allow arbitrary code to run when opening a maliciously modified spreadsheet.
    • Version:

      All

      File Name:

      officexp-kb873366-fullfile-enu.exe

      Date Published:

      10/12/2004

      File Size:

      13.1 MB

      KB Articles: KB873366

        This vulnerability exists because of a problem in the way Excel interprets data from a spreadsheet where certain properties have been maliciously modified. If successfully exploited, an attacker could craft a malicious spreadsheet that could cause code of the attacker’s choice to be executed automatically upon opening the maliciously modified spreadsheet. You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Security Update for Excel 2002 (KB873366).
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • Note: Administrators should refer to the Administrator resources section.

        Installation instructions
        If you have Microsoft Excel 2002, do the following:

        • Install Security Update for Excel 2002 (KB873366). 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.
            • officexp-kb873366-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 the home page of that site, look under Update Strategies 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 2002 (KB873366) for further information about this update.

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