“Microsoft has released Office for Mac 2011 version 14.5.0 with patches for a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Office software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory,” Derek Erwin blogs for Intego. “The software update is available for Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or a later version of Mac OS X.”
“The Office for Mac 2011 update applies to the following Microsoft software: Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011, Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011, and Microsoft Word for Mac 2011,” Erwin blogs. “However, before updating, Mac users should beware, it comes to you as a double-edged sword: while Office for Mac 2011 14.5.0 fixes security bugs, it also opens an Outlook bug.”
“There have been reports of a bug in it that can ‘render the Outlook email software useless,'” Erwin blogs. “According to discussions among the Apple community, upon updating your Microsoft software, ‘the main [Outlook] email window is missing and emails cannot be sent/received.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft. Situation Normal, AFU.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “WriterGuy” for the heads up.]