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shoman90 MS Office 2007 errors
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For some time I have been told by PSI that several components of 07 Office are insecure.....yet no updates are available.

Today, I uninstalled and then reinstalled the program hoping for a clean bill of health.....not to be. It shows the same errors as before. In fact, as the program installed, they added in the afflicted components.

Any ideas?

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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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What are the paths PSI is showing U?

FINDING A VULNERABILITY FILE PATH
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To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, use or switch to the ADVANCED interface, then :

1 Click on the + sign of the programme to "expand' it.
2 Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file. (Copy (CTRL+C) & paste (CTRL+V) the Installation Path of the file back to the Forum if U are unsure what to do next.

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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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I should have mentioned that my paths are correct...not the 386 thing they mention as a 'different location' causing the error.

Thanks for your reply

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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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What I mean is PSI give U the actual path where there vulnerability is - that is the info I am asking for.

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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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I wish I could copy/paste the whole thing but here is one

c/programfiles/msoffice/office12/excel.exe

i was told this was normal and the proper path. Similar messages for other office apps.

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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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That is the normal path. What PSI does is gives U the Exact path as to where they have found a vulnerability.

I am assuming the one U gave is a file marked as vulnerable.

What file version have U got for Excel?

It should be 12.0.6535.5002 dated 24/4/2010

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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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Technical details


Technical details about this installation of Microsoft Office Excel 2007, you can use this information to determine why the Secunia PSI detected the program and the security state of it.

Version Detected:
12.0.4518.1014

Installation Path:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE

Last Inspection of Program:
15th Jun. 2010, 17:24 CET

Technical details


Technical details about this installation of Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007, you can use this information to determine why the Secunia PSI detected the program and the security state of it.

Version Detected:
12.0.4518.1014

Installation Path:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\INFOPATH.EXE

Last Inspection of Program:
15th Jun. 2010, 17:26 CET

My copy and paste is strangely working with ctrl C...no right click on mouse though to copy?

...all 6 apps are this version...not the one you say...yet windows updates shows no update available when I go to the site "download solution'

I have windows auto updates which I must sign off on to install.

thanks for helping me with this.
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Secunia Official 16th Jun, 2010 08:28
Hi

I could be that you only receive updates for Windows (hence Windows Update)
You might need to sign up for Microsoft Update to include updates for other Microsoft software.

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Member 16th Jun, 2010 08:42
Hi,
http://secunia.com/advisories/38805/
According to the above Secunia Advisory, you need to have version 12.0.6524.5003 installed in order to be secure.

When Microsoft products are causing problems during updating, it is a good idea to follow this procedure:
1) Check Windows update for any patches, install all critical
2) Reboot, repeat step one, reboot again if any new patches installed
3) Rescan with the PSI.

Hope this helps.
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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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Emil,
Can U please confirm that U are expecting users to have MS Excel version 12.0.6524.5003 in all variants of Windows installed to be fully secure?

PSI is showing me secure with 12.0.6524.5002.

The raft of MS updates on 9/6/2010 did indeed have updates for Office & one standalone for Excel but that did not upgrade the .exe file.

I cannot find anything in the MS Excel tech data.





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on 16th Jun, 2010 10:06, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Emil,
Can U please confirm that U are expecting users to have MS Excel version 12.0.6524.5003 in all variants of Windows installed to be fully secure?


Hi,
More specifically, users should have Microsoft Office Excel 2007 SP2 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?fa...).

The version number 12.0.6504.5003 is specified in our rule, but this number is usually the one we found after installing the patch and checking the detection files.

on 16th Jun, 2010 10:06, Maurice Joyce wrote:

PSI is showing me secure with 12.0.6524.5002.

The raft of MS updates on 9/6/2010 did indeed have updates for Office & one standalone for Excel but that did not upgrade the .exe file.

I cannot find anything in the MS Excel tech data.


You should not be shown as secure with anything less, or not equal to, 12.0.6504.5003. However, since 12.0.6524.5002 (Not the 6254!) *is* higher than 12.0.6504.5003, you're safe. ;)

hope this helps.
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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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Emil,
Thank U. Either way @Shoman90 is a long way off target. Perhaps Morten's suggestion will finally show him the latest fixes.



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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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Even though no updates showed available yesterday, this morning, there were 14 updates (including many megs for the Office Suite) waiting to go in...totaling over 40 megs. I am running Vista Home Premium SP2. Once before when I tried to get the whole batch in at once....I ended up restoring from the safe mode as it went all caddy wompus and wouldn't fully boot up. The same happened today. I write from my laptop away from home while my puter restores to yesterday.

I will work through the updates one at a time when I get home again.

Is one at a time always the better way to go when installing updates?

I will take all the advice above and employ it

thanks
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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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From my standpoint - yes. I do not use any auto update features from any vendor including Microsoft.

U have much more personal control & somewhat limit the experience U have had in the past with things going "pearshaped" & having no idea what caused the problem particularly with multi installs.



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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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on 16th Jun, 2010 16:51, Maurice Joyce wrote:
From my standpoint - yes. I do not use any auto update features from any vendor including Microsoft.

U have much more personal control & somewhat limit the experience U have had in the past with things going "pearshaped" & having no idea what caused the problem particularly with multi installs.



....but according to the above...there are MS updates which need to go in to not trigger a Secunia warning. I never install the optional updates....only the ones MS says I need. I am far from savvy enough to know what should or shouldn't go in.

Anyway..I restored to yesterday and am having to re-install office 07. The same Secunia errors came back...likely because of the version number as you have indicated. ...so saying it could be tomorrow before the MS update alerts me of 'stuff' needing to go in

just now...per Emil's note above...I tried to download and install per the MS link provided. ....once downloaded....the machine would not accept...says my version is not recognized. yet it is up and running just fine

My version is a brand new copy I just bought of MS Office Ultimate 2007 (CD too). I had been getting the same error messages for about a year with my last 'not bought' copy. Thinking that maybe this unofficial copy was not allowing me to upgrade it... I bit the bullet and bought a new one.

....same issues so far.
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gjjean RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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@ shoman90

Your trouble is maybe caused by a registry corruption.

If you have a Windows System Repair Disk, try to boot from that disk and let windows make the repair automatically if it finds.

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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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I think the problem is that MS are still reading data from your "Not bought" copy.

U can get MS help from here if still required.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/support.as...


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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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We'll see what happens tomorrow when my update load comes in again.

I uninstalled the program from here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971179

I downloaded the 'fix it' file and ran it. It put my computer into DOS and uninstalled all the msi files and any other stuff I thought.

I will investigate further in needed with your link

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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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on 17th Jun, 2010 01:09, Maurice Joyce wrote:
I think the problem is that MS are still reading data from your "Not bought" copy.

U can get MS help from here if still required.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/support.as...


I ran the Genuine advantage diagnostic tool above. No issues. I am all Genuine with the tool.
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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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I also ran the MS Office diagnostics tool from within the Office Resources center. No issues or compatibility with anything....previous Ms office versions being singled out as one of the tests done
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shoman90 RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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OK....so I've now installed 2 series of updates (15&13) ...a couple at a time....totally 425 meg. It seems updates begat more updates. The office 07 package had an SP2 to put in at 241 meg.

My Excel version now reads 12.0.6535.5002

I have no insecure programs left!!

I do, however , still have some browser issues:

IE8 / Mozilla 3.6.x / Adobe reader 9.x

It says 'no known solutions. These have always been there, but seeing as I'm tracking this stuff down in the company of experts, I thought I'd ask the question.

....What's a guy to do about these insecure browsing alerts?

Thanks again for all input. I do believe my old Office copy prevented me from getting all the updates I needed....but strangely enough MS had no issue with it.
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Maurice Joyce RE: MS Office 2007 errors
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Please everything worked on the Microsoft Office front & U are now OK.

It is perhaps best if U close this thread & start a new one for your others problems.

A bit more detail on exactly what U need an explanation on would be helpful.


For example with IE are U talking about SA24314?

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