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Alert Services Advisory

Microsoft Recommends Important Updates

11 May 2012

Microsoft has updated its May 3 security bulletin with an additional May 8 bulletin featuring a significant number of updates. This includes critical fixes affecting MS Office and Windows XP, Vista and 2007. It is recommended that you update your system.
Software and platforms affected
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)

 

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

 

Microsoft Excel Viewer

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010

 

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3

 

Windows XP Service Pack 3

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

 

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

 

Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

 

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

 

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

 

Microsoft Silverlight 4

Microsoft Silverlight 5

What is the problem?
Microsoft identifies some of these vulnerabilities as critical, including those for Office and Office for Mac, and Windows XP, Visa and Windows 7 operating systems.

 

An attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities could gain access to your system.

What we recommend you do
Ensure these platforms and applications are up to date. Download and install updates.

Setting up automatic updates will save you time and reduce the risk to you and your files.

 

For PC:

Use your Start Menu to check for updates. Windows Update is included in Control Panel.

Or click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.

 

For Mac:

Open an Office application. Click Help, click Check for Updates.