Forum Thread: Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems

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Eagle2 Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems
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PSI has flagged my installation of Excel 2003 as insecure. The patch that PSI recommends is KB958436 issued 12/9/2008. My operating system is Windows XP Pro SP3 and the recommended patch can only be installed on operating systems running SP2. Microsoft Update says my computer is fully patched. I downloaded the patch, office2003-KB958436-FullFile-ENU.exe, but the file will not install.

From the KB958436 document on Microsoft's website:
"Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2"

This patch does not apply to Windows XP SP3!

I believe Secunia needs to correct their scanning program.

redkat RE: Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems
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So let me ask you this,when I down loaded the program and it is sitting on my desktop is it not installed? flash Reader and so on from adobe??
I to have the same XP SP3 Operating Systems

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lbmh RE: Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems
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I face exactly the same problem with that patch & also
patch KB956357. Please do something Secunia.
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Eagle2 Reply to redkat
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The patch is NOT installed until you run the downloaded executable file. After downloading the program, you should double click on the downloaded program and a window will open and the installation process will begin. The install program will tell you if the installation was successful or not.

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lbmh RE: Reply to redkat
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Actually, I have had Excel checked anew and both Excel & Word were deemed secure... I now have a clean system, for the time being...

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rvanveen RE: Reply to redkat
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I am also running MS Excel 2003 (11.8231.8221) SP3 part of Office Professional. Whe I run the downloaded patch from Microsoft (KB958436)I end with the window: "The expected version of the product was not found on your system" and PSI keeps it flagged as insecure.
Any idea's to go from here?
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Eagle2 RE: Reply to redkat
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redkat,

I am running exactly the same version of Excel that you are. Is your operating system one of the four supported operating systems for this patch? The four operating systems are listed in the original post at the top of the page. If you are not running one of these operating systems, the patch should not apply. Vista and Vista SP 1 are not the same operating system. Likewise, Windows XP SP 2 is not the same as Windows SP SP3. For Office patches, it probably does not matter which version of XP you are running (e.g. XP Home, XP Pro, XP what ever). I am running Windows XP Pro SP3. I downloaded the patch and when I run the patch I get the following message. "The update cannot be applied." This is good because it should not be applied.
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rvanveen RE: Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems
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Eagle2 is right: it depends strictly on your operating system; I'm running Win XP Pro (version 2002) SP3 and now understand why I cannot apply the patch.
Either Secunia corrects this flaw or there is no other choice then letting PSI ignore this programme (also a bad option)
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English Teacher RE: Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems
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I have Windows Xp Pro Sp2....but when I try to install the update I get
a message saying that it can't find that version on my system!!!

Here's my thread for Access 2003
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/109...

But this problem is not only for this but all of the Office collection it seems. I'm going through all the forum for these apps.

HELLLLLLLPPPPP!!!!



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English Teacher RE: Patch KB958436 RESOLVED
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OK problem resolved....

Here's how to resolve the problem of being unable to install the MS Office updates that PSI suggests......

First you must download and install KB923618 for Office 2003.....It is Service Pack 3.

The problem is that PSI doesn't tell you that you need MS Office 2003 SP3 Installed to use these updates!!!

After installing......re-boot (you'll be asked to anyway)
Now install the updates as normal.....after the last....re-boot and scan with PSI again....

Infact while installing the updates I saw most go from the insecure list!!!

I hope this helps others....let me know if so....THANKS

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scott.ager RE: Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems
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Yes. Same issue and result here.

Scott
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scott.ager RE: Patch KB958436 cannot be applied to XP SP3 Operating Systems
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Yes. Same issue and result here.

Scott
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Visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913754.
It may help you.
It works perfectly for me.
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