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    Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2002 (KB954463)

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    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word 2002 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
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      5.0 MB

      KB Articles: KB954463

    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

        • This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Works Suite 2002, Microsoft Works Suite 2003, Microsoft Works Suite 2004.

          Note   The full-file version (officexp-KB954463-FullFile-ENU.exe) of this update installs successfully on Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) or Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installations.

        • Microsoft Windows Installer version 2.0 or later. Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Windows XP include this version of the Windows Installer. Otherwise, the latest version of Windows Installer is available as a separate download at the following locations:

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

        Installation instructions
        If you have Microsoft Word 2002, do one of the following:

        • Install Security Update for Word 2002 (KB954463). To do this, follow these steps:
          1. Download one of the two .exe files by using the links at the bottom of the page, and then save the file to your hard disk drive.
            • officexp-KB954463-FullFile-ENU.exe: 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 downloads for this update are under the Files in this Download section below. You can double-click the executable package to begin installation, or extract the patch 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 Word 2002 (KB954463) for further information about this update.