Microsoft KB Archive/249881
Article ID: 249881
Article Last Modified on 7/16/2007
- Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Works Suite 2000
- Microsoft Office 2000 with MultiLanguage Pack
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
- Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q249881
NOTE: The information in this article applies to the East Asian version%3 of the products listed above. The information in this article also applies to the following products, in addition to the products listed above:
- Microsoft Office 97 Powered by Word 98 for Windows (Japan only)
- Microsoft Word 98 for Windows (Japan only)
- Microsoft Converter Pack 2000
A conversion utility that is included as part of the East Asian versions of the products listed above contains a potential security problem. The utility converts Microsoft Word 5.x documents into the newer file format.
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates this vulnerability. To download the patch, click the appropriate hyperlink below:
You can also download the patch and learn more about it from the following security bulletin. To view this bulletin, click the following hyperlink:
NOTE: When you install the patch on Word 2000, if the converter is not already installed, you may receive the following message:
To temporarily work around this problem, install the Word 5.x converter before running the patch.
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.
For a list of frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability, click the following hyperlink:
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