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Microsoft Release Critical Security Update for Office for Mac 2011

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This week saw the release of a critical security update for Office for Mac 2011.

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This update fixes critical issues and also helps to improve security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code.

Improvements that are included in the update

The Office for Mac 2011 14.1.2 Update includes the following improvements:

Improvements for all Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 applications
  • Security is improved.
    This update fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2011 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code. For more information, see the security bulletin that is listed earlier in this document.
Improvements for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Reliability of Free/Busy information is improved
    This update fixes an issue that causes incorrect Free/Busy information to be shown in Outlook 2011 when Microsoft Exchange servers are located in the UTC +8 Perth time zone.
  • Reliability of delegate information is improved
    This update fixes issues that sometimes cause delegate information to be lost when the following conditions are true:

    • Changes are made to account settings.
    • User certificates are added or removed.
  • Stability is improved
    This update fixes an issue that causes some users to be unable to log on after you upgrade to Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1.
Improvements for Microsoft Word for Mac 2011
  • Reliability is improved for Japanese users typing in Hiragana input mode
    This update fixes an issue that causes the wrong characters to be displayed when you use Hiragana input mode.
  • Stability is improved
    This update fixes issues that sometimes cause Word for Mac 2011 to crash, such as the following:

    • When you try to open items from the template gallery.
    • When you use Advanced Find and Replace.

The update is just under 109MB in size. The interesting update is the stability update for Outlook as a number of readers contacted us about problems after updating to SP1. So lets hope this fixes their issue.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtechcom.wpcomstaging.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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