Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Access 2016 that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Access 2016 installed on the computer. After you apply this security update, you may see a popup window that states that a website wants to open web content in protected mode in Internet Explorer. See Updates to change the way that Internet Explorer interacts with features in Microsoft Office applications for more information.

For a complete list of affected versions of Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3104540.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • VBA library names (Microsoft Office 15.0 Access database engine Object Library and Microsoft Access 15.0 object library) aren't updated to reflect Access 2016. This update changes the version number for Access object library.


  • After you copy, paste, or import forms and reports in Access 2016, the color property settings of existing themes are changed.

  • A new Serbian locale (sr-latn-rs) is added to replace the existing locale (sr-latn-cs). This change adds handling so that Access 2016 works with the Microsoft SharePoint list in this locale.

  • After you set the OverrideDisableAllActiveX Group Policy setting, you can't run the trusted WebBrowser ActiveX control or import wizard in Access 2010 even though you set the DisableAllActiveX Group Policy setting. Additionally, you receive the following error message in the import wizard:

    There is no object in this control.



    Note The DisableAllActiveX registry key is located in the following path:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\Common\Security

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 turn on automatic updating, see Get security updates automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the stand-alone 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 Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3104540.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

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 Access 2016

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

msacc.olb

msacc.olb

684736

27-Oct-15

10:34

msaccess.exe

msaccess.exe

16.0.4300.1000

15755432

29-Oct-15

04:21

soa.dll

soa.dll

16.0.4300.1000

510168

29-Oct-15

04:21

For all supported x64-based versions of Access 2016

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

msacc.olb

msacc.olb

684736

27-Oct-15

10:46

msaccess.exe

msaccess.exe

16.0.4300.1000

20664488

29-Oct-15

04:24

soa.dll

soa.dll

16.0.4300.1000

637656

29-Oct-15

04:24


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