This security update for Microsoft Word 2002 (Word XP) is best described as a mini service pack. It features 38 fixes for Word XP, plus it addresses two important security issues. These security holes could allow a hacker or virus to get onto your system (for the technically minded, the problem lies in two buffer underrun errors that could lead to remote code execution). For more details about the fixes, see the Microsoft support document KB887978. You will need to download Word XP Service Pack 3 before installing this update.
Note: there are three names for this version of Word. They are Word 2002, Word XP and Word 10.
XP Service Pack 3
DOWNLOAD Microsoft Word XP Security Update KB887978 (April 2005)