7772854 story Office 2003 Bug Locks Owners Out 247 Posted by kdawson on Monday December 14, 2009 @03:20AM from the file-available-but-not-to-you dept. I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "A Microsoft Office 2003 bug is locking people out of their own files, specifically those protected with Microsoft's Rights Management Service. Microsoft has a TechNet bulletin on the issue with a fix. It looks like they screwed up and let a certificate expire. There's no information on when the replacement certificate will expire, though, or what will happen when it does."