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jimb2011 Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Program Name:
Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Security State:
Insecure

Download Link:
http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE, version: 12.0.6557.5000

Last System Scan (localtime):
11. Jun 2012, 21:37

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7

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This program was detected as Insecure, it is strongly recommended that you apply the latest security patch from the vendor of the program.

The version detected of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 was 12.0.6557.5000 while the latest version including one or more security fixes is 12.0.6661.5000.

BUT MS UPDATE SAYS MY SYSTEM IS FULLY UP TO DATE.

I asked Secunia to rescan but it still tells me I have an unpathced progam.

The Secunia product page tells me nothing, The MS Advisory it points to links to a microsoft advisory, but if i try to run the files it links to, they tell me they cannot scan my system.

The Secunia link to the MS product page takes me to Office 2010, whereas I have 2007.

So what is going on?


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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Despite what Windows Update states I suspect the update has not installed correctly.

Try a manual install from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as...

Reboot then run a full PSI scan. Hopefully that will fix it.

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jimb2011 RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Thanks for trying Maurice. That just gives the licence I have to accept, then a pop up message saying "An error occurred while running detection". That is what I got from all of the downloads I tried.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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I suspect U have a Service Pack missing.

Please open Excel>Click the large orb (top right)>from the drop down box select EXCEL OPTIONS>now select RESOURCES> U will see this:

https://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pJcCktrBPhz...

Click ABOUT.

Can U tell me exactly what wording U have where I have highlighted in green.

Are the details highlighted in yellow present? Please do not publish this detail

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jimb2011 RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Hi again. It looks like my version is earlier. I've hidden the bits that aer personal

(12.0.6557.5000) SP2 MSO (12.0.6554.5001)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31011761/Microsoft%20Excel...

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jimb2011 RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Now I have looked through my windows update history, and I have quite a lot of updates that show "Failed" many times before they worked. On 7 April after a lot of failures, the MS Office Suite SP3 shows as "Successful". From what I recall i did it by going into safe mode.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Last edited on 17th Jun, 2012 21:57
It is not registered as having SP3 installed. U should try a reinstall from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as...

EDIT: Please note these steps are the Microsoft recommended method to install the SP

"Install The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 3 (SP3). To do this, follow these steps:

1.Download the .exe file by clicking on the Download button at the top of the page, and then save the file to your hard disk drive.

2.It is recommended that you quit any programs you are running.

3.In Windows Explorer, double-click the .exe file that you saved to your hard disk drive, and follow the instructions on the screen."

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jimb2011 RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Did U use the original install disk to attempt the repair?

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jimb2011 RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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I hadn't, but now have. On my laptop where the problem is, it failed on first attempt, exactly the same as doing it from the Programs and Features route. It offered to try again in compatibility mode, but that is the same. It gets just over alf way on the progress bar, then just jumps the rest of the way and says "Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 configuration did not complete successfully". On my other PC, it works perfectly either way; that did update anyway, and already shows as SP3.
One of the other threads I saw talked about uninstalling and running something to remove all traces, then reinstalling. Is there some other way that does not lose all of my settings?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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U will certain lose your Outlook settings unless exported first. I will try & find a bit more for U.

Could take a while - I need to hook up remotely to the person I gave my 2007 disk & licence to after purchasing 2010.



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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Last edited on 21st Jun, 2012 19:09
I have taken a look at an install of Office 2007 Home & Business & confirmed that like 2010 it does not have a general settings backup like Office 2003 in Office tools.

These may be of interest & help.

1. Click Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Windows Easy Transfer

I have not used this tool so I am unsure whether it backs up all the various settings created within Microsoft Office.

2. Microsoft Outlook - As I am sure U are aware U can export/import the main data via the programme at:

File>Open>Import - I have used the pst option which worked well.

To save your Rules & Alerts U need to click the Home Tab in the program>Rules>Manage Rules & Alerts>Email Rules - in this tab U will see Options>click that to expose Export Rules.

3. U may wish to consider these:

http://www.settingsbackup.com/

I have not used or tested this programme & it is a bit pricey unless U have lots of customisation with programmes other than Outlook

http://www.backupoutlook.com/default.aspx?source=n...

I do use this programme - works like a dream & well worth the money to keep all the details/settings of Outlook accounts in order

4. Perhaps Microsoft can assist via the help option within the programme. That could save U further hassle in trying to find why the conventional repair options do not work.

Hope this helps.

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jimb2011 RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Thanks for all of your efforts. Luckily, the laptop on which I have the problem is not where I use my outlook, that is on my desktop which has updated properly.
Sounds like an uninstall and reinstall.



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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia Advisory SA49112
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Sadly it looks like your best bet - very tedious.

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