April 2010 security updates for Microsoft Office

Security patches for Publisher and Visio.

This month’s security updates from Microsoft are ‘only’ for Publisher (2002/XP, 2003 2007) and Visio (2002/XP, 2003, 2007)


Publisher

Yet another method of making a file which, when opened, allows other programs to be run. There’s been many, many of these problems found. This time it affects Publisher.

Here are links to each download:

Publisher 2002 (XP) Service Pack 3
Publisher 2003 Service Pack 3
Publisher 2007 with Service Pack 1 or SP2

Note the service pack requirements.


Visio

It’s much the same story with Visio. More methods have been found to hack a Visio file to permit other programs to be run on your computer.

Here are links to each download:

Visio 2002 (XP) Service Pack 2

Visio 2003 Service Pack 3

Visio 2007 Service Pack 1 or SP2

Note the service pack requirements.

In most cases Windows/Microsoft Update will download these patches but many Office-Watch.com readers prefer to manually update their system after some unfortunate glitches in the automatic process.