Microsoft has released a new critical update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, containing a number of critical security vulnerabilities that could otherwise compromise your Mac. The Office for Mac 2011 14.3.8 update fixes a short list of security-related bugs.
From the release notes:
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.3.8 Update
This update fixes critical issues and also helps to improve security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code. For more information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site.
Applies to: Office 2011, Office 2011 Home and Business Edition, Word 2011, Excel 2011, PowerPoint 2011, Outlook 2011, Office for Mac Standard 2011 Edition, Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Student 2011, and Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011
The update weighs in at 113.4MB, and is available immediately through the Software Update feature built into Mac Office 2011, as well as direct download from Microsoft’s support site. The update is recommended for all users. A full change log is available here.