Microsoft Releases Updates for Mac Office (updated 12.13.2006)

UPDATE (12.13.2006):
Microsoft has withdrawn the update, citing that the release of the update was accidental.
The official announcement from Microsoft regarding the accidental posting of the security updates.

Microsoft is advising those who had applied the update to uninstall them. The problem is that they didn’t specify the method to uninstall the updates.

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.1 Update
(December 12, 2006)

This update contains several updates to enhance security and stability, including fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code.

Applies to: Office 2004 Standard Edition, Office 2004 Student and Teacher Edition, Office 2004 Professional Edition, Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004.

Before you install this update, make sure that the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.0 Update is installed on your computer

Microsoft Office v. X for Mac Security Update (2006-12-12)

This update contains several updates to enhance security and stability, including fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code.

Applies to: Office v. X, Microsoft Word X for Mac, Microsoft Excel X for Mac, Microsoft PowerPoint X for Mac, Microsoft Entourage X for Mac.

Before you install this update, make sure that the Microsoft Office v. X for Mac 10.1.8 Update is installed on your computer.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for December 12, 2006

Microsoft security updates for December 2006
(December 12, 2006)

  • MS06-072 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (KB925454)
  • MS06-073 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio (KB925674)
  • MS06-074 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB926247)
  • MS06-075 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB926255)
  • MS06-076 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB923694)
  • MS06-077 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB926121)
  • MS06-078 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Player (KB923689 and KB925398)
  • MS06-059 (re-release) – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office (KB924164)

Aperture 1.5.2 Update

Apple releases Aperture 1.5.2 Update
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/aperture152update.html

Download Aperture 1.5.2 Update (129~131MB)
http://www.apple.com/aperture/download/

Valid Serial Number is required for manual download.
Aperture 1.5.2 Update can be obtained through Software Update.
From Apple Support:

Aperture 1.5.2 addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance in a number of areas, including:

  • Contact sheet printing
  • Smart Albums
  • Watermarks
  • Lift and stamp
  • Image export
  • Versions created using an external editor

This update is recommended for all Aperture users.

Note: If you haven’t already done so, it is strongly recommended that you also download the Digital Camera RAW Support Update 1.0.1, which is available on the Apple Downloads support page at http://www.apple.com/support/downloads.

The Digital Camera RAW Support Update provides RAW file format compatibility for the following digital SLR cameras:

  • Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D / Kiss X Digital
  • Nikon D80
  • Pentax *ist DS

The Digital Camera RAW Support Update also addresses the following issues:

  • Handling of large Canon RAW files (.CRW)
  • DNG compatibility on Intel-based Macintosh computers
  • Lines sometimes appearing in images exported from Aperture