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April 2011 Office Security Update Release

April 2011 Office Security Update Release

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Update: We are aware some of you are experiencing issues with two of the updates, KB2509470 (Outlook), 2464588 (PowerPoint).

KB2464588 issues have been addressed with a new update: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2011/04/23/issues-after-installing-powerpoint-2003-update-kb2464588.aspx

In both cases, we are working on publishing an update to resolve the issues caused by those releases. We expect to release these updates as a hotfix to resolve those issues. We expect to have a PowerPoint update available for manual download before Monday, April 25th. We expect to have an Outlook update posted no later by Friday, April 29th. We'll keep this blog post updated as we have more information to share.

If you have further questions, you can contact Microsoft Support for further assistance. For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in the United States and Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary. For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary for support issues with security updates, visit the Microsoft International Support website:

The April Public Update release for Office is now live and available for download. This release contains 4 security bulletins, 1 security advisory, and 8 non-security updates.

The following Security updates were released for:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-021

· Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2002 (KB2466169)
· Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB2466146), 32-bit / 64-bit Edition
· Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2466156)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 (KB2502786)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2464583)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel Viewer (KB2466158)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-023 and MS11-029 (XP Only)

· Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB2509461)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB2509503)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2509488)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-022

· Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2464635)
· Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 (KB2464617)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (KB2464588)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2464594)
· Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (KB2519975), 32-bit / 64-bit Edition
· Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (KB2464623)
· Security Update for PowerPoint Viewer 2010 (KB2519984)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 (KB2520047)

Microsoft Security Advisory (2501584) - Release of Microsoft Office File Validation for Microsoft Office

· Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB2464605)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2003 (KB2464603)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB2464599)
· Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 (KB2464598)

Joining the security bulletins were a handful of non-security updates:

· Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System  (KB2508958) which will decrease installation failures for updates installed on Microsoft Office 2007.
· Update for Microsoft Office Web Apps (KB2510648) which provides critical compatibility updates for customers running mixed-mode server deployments.
· Update for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (KB2510639) which provides critical compatibility updates for customers running mixed-mode server deployments.
· Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB2509470) which provides stability and performance improvements.

As with normal cadence, Outlook Junk Email Filters for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit/64-bit were also updated.

Comments
  • Are people getting print preview or print errors after installing KB2509470 on Outlook 2007?  

  • In the bulletin stands:

    #############################################

    Presentations created with newer versions of PowerPoint that contain layouts with a background images may cause an error when opened in PowerPoint 2003.

    A dialog will notify you that some contents (text, images or objects) have corrupted;

    the specific content lost will be what is specified in the layout, not the actual slide content itself.

    Items that were removed will display a blank box or a box containing “cleansed”.

    Workarounds for this issue:

    Remove background images from layouts in presentations that have to be accessed and edited from PowerPoint 2003.

    After the error message is displayed, save a copy of the presentation and perform edits on the copy.

    #############################################

    The presentations not only may have the problem the could not be opened normal!

    I think the workaround is no acceptable solution, as it is no opinion to edit nearby "all" presentations ever made!

  • KB2464588 makes it impossible to work with PowerPoint documents, taht contain background images. As our companies master document contains background images, we have a huge problem. I removed that patch completely in our company. :-/

    Someone should get slapped on his head for releasing that crap.

    Known issues in security update 2464588:

    Presentations that are created by using newer versions of PowerPoint and that

    contain layouts that have background images may cause an error when the

    presentations are opened in PowerPoint 2003. A message box notifies you that some

    contents (text, images, or objects) are corrupted.

    The specific content that is lost is specified in the layout.

    The lost content is not specified in the actual slide content itself.

    Items that were removed are displayed as a blank box

    or as a box that contains the word "cleansed."

  • How long will we have to wait for this update. Breaking the majority of PowerPoint files across our enterprise is unacceptable.

  • Is anyone having a problem with Security Update for MS PPT 2002 KB2464617? I keep getting error messages and can't edit anything even if I do get the presentation to open. Everything freezes. Major disruption to our business!!

  • Its simple: KB2464588 cannot be released into the Enterprise environment - companies are either having to block the update or roll it back.

    I hope you are also aware that KB2464588 is causing PowerPoint to lock up when exiting from editing embedded objects, e.e. MS Graph.

    Personally it shows once more the PowerPoint product team seems totally disconnected from their Enterprise users.

  • My organisation seems to be experiencing issues with KB2464617 for PowerPoint 2002.   PowerPoint keeps crashing and won't allow presentations to be edited, uninstalling the update resolves the issue

  • For in Depth Detail and how to uninstall/Deinstall this Patch in Coporate/Enterprise Enviroment with a Batch with SMS/Enteo/Altiris or any other Deployment Product. Just deny the Patch in WSUS will not deinstall it.

    Please understand MS, they made a favor and released a fix to a 0day leak together with the regular Patch Windows day.

    Also i would like to mention that Windwos Update Server is a free product and if you have WSUS Test Groups based on Active Directory Groups you can safely skip such catastrophic failures in Enterprise. You may need some deep knowledge what those Patches do and for what they are but actualy that is what the company pays you for if you work in IT. There are also external companys who offer the Patching via WSUS for smaller small business.

    We have collected most of the Info and made a post which may be helpfull for most IT-Administrators.

    www.butsch.ch/.../KB-2464588-Office-2003-reports-corrupt-while-opening-newer-File-Version.aspx

  • How come the UK Office "Update Center" site still says the latest PU is Feb 2011 ?!

    technet.microsoft.com/.../ee748587.aspx

    (The US site looks like it has been updated correctly showing April technet.microsoft.com/.../ee748587)

    -AL

  • Good catch, Al. We'll have a look (and fix it too!). Thanks for the heads up.

  • We have posted an update for PowerPoint: blogs.technet.com/.../issues-after-installing-powerpoint-2003-update-kb2464588.aspx

  • We have posted an update for PowerPoint: blogs.technet.com/.../issues-after-installing-powerpoint-2003-update-kb2464588.aspx

    We have the same erros with PP2002!

    Did you planned an Update/Fix for PP2002 ??

  • After a few days of testing, we have found that KB2464583 (Excel 2007) and KB2502786 (Excel 2003) are causing trouble with their respective versions of Excel.  The main issue we've noticed is that Excel will shut down when multiple spread sheets (at least 2-3) are open.  The time before the shutdown is random (from instant to as long as 40 seconds).  We have fixed these issues by uninstalling those patches and blocking them on our WUS.

  • @B Mann, can you please call 1-866-PC SAFETY and create a support case? they will be able to assist you in troubleshooting the issue.

  • Hello MS Office Team,

    thanks for hotfix for PowerPoint 2003.

    Jenny CHSS on 20 Apl, Michael D on 19 April and D21 on 26 April have asked you about an Hotfix for PowerPoint 2002 - no reaction from your side.

    Hotfix KB 2464588 is for PowerPoint 2003 and can not be installed on PowerPoint 2002. PowerPoint 2002 is still in the extended support for some month.

    DID YOU PLAN A HOTFIX FOR PowerPoint 2002 or should we uninstall KB2464617?

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