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Microsoft issues update to Office 2011, Office 2008

Fixes a security vulnerability in Office 2008

Microsoft has released another critical update to Office for Mac - there is a variant for the 2008 and 2011 versions of the Office suite.

We've had a bad experience in the past with installing Microsoft updates so we recommend that you wait before installing if possible. Although, the security improvements may be worth the risk that your software will stop working.

The security issue is only relevant to 2008 users. It is described as: "Vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code."

According to Microsoft the Office 2011 update will do the following:

It fixes a problem with automatic configuration in Outlook.com

It addresses an issue with importing data from a PST file from an email message

If fixes an issue with distribution lists

Problems with moving messages between folders of Gmail accounts in Mac Outlook are addressed

Back in April, I detailed how I recovered my Office 2011 apps after installing Microsoft's ill-conceived Office 2011 SP2 update. A few days later, Microsoft pulled the update. Then Microsoft released an update to that update in the form of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.1 update.

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