Microsoft Corp. has revealed that Office 2007 users who operate on Windows Vista may not have realized that their systems had not received a number of patches released in the month of May. The software giant made this announcement last week whilst admitting that its security update services had been unsuccessful to install the fixes.
In an entry of the team’s blog, Mark Griesi, a program manager with the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) wrote, “We have updated the detection logic for the May 8th security and non-security updates for Office 2007.” He added, “In some cases, the original detection logic may not have offered the updates or the updates may not have been installed successfully on systems running Windows Vista,” Griesi added.
The Redmond-based company said that the ones affected were only and only Vista users with Office 2007 on their hard drives who depend on Microsoft Update or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) for patches. Windows Update
The updates that probably couldn’t have been deployed two weeks ago included ones for Excel 2007 and Office 2007 in general, which were all given the “important” rating – the second-highest ranking in Microsoft’s four-level threat system.
“There has been no change to the actual binaries in the updates themselves,” continued Griesi. “If you have already successfully installed the updates using Microsoft Update, you will not be offered the update again.”
Administrators running WSUS must reapprove the updates, and end users served by WSUS will also be prompted again to install the fixes if they were installed incorrectly when the bulletins were first released. Griesi urged users to run Windows Update or WSUS again to guarantee that Office 2007 is up to date.