Microsoft has released Office v.X 10.1.1, which deliveris security and stability enhancements for the application.

The update fixes a vulnerability affecting security-certificate validation and another that exists in Word's field codes that could enable hackers to apply field codes and updates to steal information from the Mac. More information concerning these issues is available, see Microsoft Security Bulletins MS02-050 and MS02-059.

Microsoft's Office v.X, Service Release 1 should be installed before installing the new fix.

The company has also released a pair of Security Socket Layer updates for Microsoft Office 2001 and Office 98. These are available from Microsoft's MacTopia Web site.