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Microsoft to boost Office 2003, 2007 security

Gregg Keizer | Dec. 15, 2010
Will backport suspicious file sniffer from Office 2010 in Q1 of 2011

"This won't happen in the foreseeable future, but when it does, the vast majority of Office vulnerabilities would be mitigated by technology like this," Bryant said.

Unfortunately, users of the even older Office XP won't receive the OVE update. That edition, which shipped in 2001, is even buggier than 2003 and 2007. Last October, for example, Microsoft patched 11 vulnerabilities in Office XP's Word 2002, but had to issue fixes for only two of the same flaws for Office 2003 and just one each for Office 2007 and Office 2010.

 

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