MS08-014: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution

MS08-014: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution

Article ID : 949029
Last Review : March 19, 2008
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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-014. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

• Home users:

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200803.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200803.mspx)

Skip the details:

Download the updates for your home computer or for your portable computer from the Microsoft Update Web site now:

http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate (http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate)
• IT professionals:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-014.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-014.mspx)

How to get help and support for this security update

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary. For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary for security update support issues, visit the following International Support Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx (http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx)

For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through your usual support contacts.

More information about this security update

For more information about this security update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

946979 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=946979/) MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2000: March 11, 2008
946976 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=946976/) MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2002: March 11, 2008
943985 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=943985/) MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: March 11, 2008
946974 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=946974/) MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: March 11, 2008
943889 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=943889/) MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2003 Viewer: March 11, 2008
947801 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=947801/) MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel Converter 2007: March 11, 2008
948057 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=948057/) Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update
949357 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=949357/) Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4.1 Update

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Known issues with this security update

• After you install security update MS08-014 on a computer that has Microsoft Office Excel 2003 installed, array-entered functions that contain a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that refers to a Real Time Data source return an incorrect value. The incorrect value is usually 0.

Microsoft has completed research regarding this issue and has rereleased MS08-014 for users of Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 2 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft Knowledge Base article 943985). Automatic Updates will correctly offer this update to users of Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 2 and Microsoft Office Excel Service Pack 3, whether or not they have applied the original version of security update MS08-014.For more information about this issue and about how to determine which version of the update you have installed, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

950340 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=950340/) After you install security update MS08-014, Excel 2003 calculations return an incorrect result when a Real Time Data source is used in a user-defined Visual Basic for Applications function

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
• Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    Microsoft Office Excel 2003
    Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003
• Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Excel 2000 Service Pack 3
• Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac
• Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac

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