Description of the security update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016: March 12, 2019

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2016


This security update resolves a cross–site-scripting (XSS) vulnerability if Microsoft SharePoint Server does not correctly sanitize a specially crafted web request to an affected SharePoint server. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-0778 and CVE-2019-0604.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016 installed.

This public update delivers Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016. Feature Pack 2 contains the following feature:

  • SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

This public update also delivers all the features that were included in Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016, including:

  • Administrative Actions Logging
  • MinRole enhancements
  • SharePoint Custom Tiles
  • Hybrid Auditing (preview)
  • Hybrid Taxonomy
  • OneDrive API for SharePoint on-premises
  • OneDrive for Business modern user experience (available to Software Assurance customers)

The OneDrive for Business modern user experience requires an active Software Assurance contract at the time that the experience is enabled, either by installation of the public update or by manual enablement. If you don't have an active Software Assurance contract at the time of enablement, you must turn off the OneDrive for Business modern user experience.

For more information, see the following Microsoft Docs articles:

Improvements and fixes

Makes the following improvement in SharePoint Server 2016:
  • Adds support for the new Japan era in SharePoint Server 2016

Contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues in SharePoint Server 2016:

  • Enforces setting the SharePoint database compatibility level to 110 to avoid high CPU use when you use Microsoft SQL Server 2017 in the SharePoint farm.

  • Fixes issues that affect the SharePoint Properties pane if the title or name of a document contain special characters in a document library.

  • When you use the modern UI experience in OneDrive for Business on a computer that has a low resolution, you experience navigation issues on the OneDrive home page. For example, the navigation area on the left and the hamburger button are not displayed.

  • Drag-and-drop operations for folders in a document library don't work. This issue occurs if you access the document library through the Chrome browser and the document library displays a managed metadata column.

  • Sometimes, SharePoint Server 2016 users can't be redirected to OneDrive for Business in SharePoint Online even if the hybrid OneDrive for Business feature is enabled.

  • Property demotion doesn't work for Word documents that contain ink objects.
  • Property demotion corrupts data of the Office Mix Add-in for PowerPoint.

Contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue in Project Server 2016:

  • Editing a project-level custom field while on a project detail page (PDP) causes lost task-level calculated custom field values if the field formula includes the task's Unique ID.

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the standalone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

More Information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: March 12, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the previously released update 4462155.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
sts2016-kb4462211-fullfile-x64-glb.exe D3B1E3DC58921E9EDFBA80FCD953DD01671A8212 BCB577C8B10CE7C9725F4191A0A82B6F904C758E59B8E3C640531531A8BF155C

File information

Download the list of files that are included in security update KB 4462211.

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Protect yourself online

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Security

Local support according to your country: International Support