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Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5

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Microsoft has released Office 2011 14.2.5 and Office 2008 12.3.5, largely to resolve four privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel that could allow remote code execution if the user were to open a specially crafted Excel spreadsheet. Also receiving attention is Outlook 2011, which gets fixes that address problems with automatic configuration with Outlook.com accounts, importing data from PST files, recognizing and expanding distribution lists, moving messages in Gmail accounts, and the loss of spaces with content pasted in from Word or replying to messages generated in Windows Outlook. If you have troubles updating, be sure to check the Known Issues page, which addresses common problems. (Free updates via the Office for Mac Web site or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 102 MB/218 MB)

 

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Comments about Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5

Sharon Zardetto  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2012-11-21 22:37
Office 2011 v.14.2.5:
Date Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Size: 102 MB
Mike Jones  2012-11-25 21:18
Cannot get the install to work - message:

Database Daemon and Synchservices agent can't be closed.

Stonewall. Is this a known problem ?

I'm running under OSX 10.7.5
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-11-26 09:30
Have you tried restarting before doing the install? Or even booting in Safe Mode (hold down the Shift key at boot) before doing the install? That should prevent these background from launching at all.
Chris Bazlinton  2012-12-14 08:39
10.2.5 hangs when it gets to Installation. Tried it twice, no luck. Started from reboot, still the same problem. Cannot find anywhere to report this. Microsoft like all companies these days do not care, and do not want to know about problems