Future updates will require this AutoUpdate patch to be installed.
Following problems with identity database corruption after installing the latest update, Microsoft has pulled the update from its automatic update service.
Microsoft Office 2004 11.3.4 (#2): Problems applying through AutoUpdate
Utilities Updates: Microsoft Office AutoUpdate 1.1.2; ATI Displays 4.4.2; iLynX 1.3; more
The latest update closes a hole that could allow arbitrary execution of code on an affected system.
Microsoft has released an update to Office 2011 for Mac, which, in addition to bug fixes, adds more integrated features with its Office 365 service.
Microsoft has added support for Apple's Retina Display to Office 2011 for Mac, and also updated Outlook with enhancements and bug fixes.
This latest Office update follows initial ones that resulted in identity database corruption.
A vulnerability resulting in escalated user privileges has been closed, among other fixes.
Word 98 Internet Assistant Update and Word AutoUpdates