This security update resolves an issue that was introduced in the October 10, 2017, update. Because of this issue, applications that are based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and earlier versions, or non-Microsoft applications) fail when you create or open Microsoft Excel .xls files. When the problem occurs, you receive the following error message:
To learn more about the vulnerability that is resolved by the October 10 update, go to CVE-2017-8718.
How to obtain and install the update
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the 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 the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 file information
The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.