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MS15-012: Description of the security update for Microsoft Excel 2007: February 10, 2015


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Introduction

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open or preview a specially crafted Microsoft Excel workbook in an affected version of Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.

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Summary

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-012. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:

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How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security support and troubleshooting

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More information about this security update

Download information

This update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 3 installed on the computer.

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Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.

Learn about why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer.

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Security update replacement information

This security update replaces update 2984942.

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.

Learn about the ability to uninstall Office updates.

File information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported versions of Microsoft Office Excel 2007
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel.exe12.0.6715.500018,363,56015-Jan-201506:54

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Article Info
Article ID : 2920788
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Created on : 2/10/2015
Published on : 2/10/2015
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