Microsoft patches an Excel patch

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Redmond (WA) - Microsoft has patched a botched Excel security patch that was issued earlier this month. The flawed patch was supposed to fix five critical Excel flaws, but instead made documents inaccessible for some Excel 2000 users.

Microsoft says the older patch called MS07-002 could misread Asian language documents if Excel has been placed in "executable mode" for Korean, Japanese or Chinese.

The original patch was issued on January 9th 2007.