Description of the security update for Word 2016: April 14, 2020

Applies to: Word 2016


This security update resolves remote code execution vulnerabilities that exist when Microsoft Office incorrectly loads arbitrary type libraries. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0760 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0980.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Word 2016 installed on the computer.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (see What version of Office am I using?).

Known issues

Some types of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) references might be affected by this update. For more information, see FAQ for VBA solutions affected by April 2020 Office security updates.

Note This change in behavior is caused by a design change in Office. The new behavior is by design. Therefore, a fix is not necessary and no mitigation will be provided.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:
  • When you select Next Row or Previous Row on the Row tab in the Table Properties dialog box, Word doesn't update the selection.

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available from Microsoft Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, 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: April 14, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484268.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4484300-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 02E5412E1818B96523CD742A1AE7C80F72D19695 3469557D3C49696790D057FB82BBBF23F1191295D8B1A1FA46C4EAA5DC531ACC
word2016-kb4484300-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 424FA021B98A11C7FC1E96E2CDC292384A5CE49C 5F84737CE81C86A010F6FC75A9F0E3B870539DC5F7B7C5B1136E13A79642346D

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

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