Introduction

This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Office.

Summary

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-017. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:

  • For individual, small business, and organizational users, use the Windows automatic updating feature to install the fixes from Microsoft Update. To do this, see Get security updates automatically on the Microsoft Safety and Security Center website.

  • For IT professionals, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-017 on the Security TechCenter website.

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

More information about this security update

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 installed on the computer.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.

See Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer for more information.

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue.

See Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates for more information.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces security update 2863902.

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x86-based versions of Word 2010

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Winword.exe

14.0.7121.5004

1,423,008

19-Mar-2014

11:10

Wordicon.exe

14.0.7120.5000

1,859,240

05-Mar-2014

06:06

Wordcnv.dll

14.0.7121.5004

5,470,880

19-Mar-2014

11:10

Wwlib.dll

14.0.7121.5004

19,407,008

19-Mar-2014

11:10

For all supported x64-based versions of Word 2010

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Winword.exe

14.0.7121.5004

1,424,032

19-Mar-2014

11:11

Wordicon.exe

14.0.7120.5000

1,859,240

05-Mar-2014

06:06

Wordcnv.dll

14.0.7121.5004

6,824,096

19-Mar-2014

11:15

Wwlib.dll

14.0.7121.5004

24,513,184

19-Mar-2014

11:11


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