This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-0560.
Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Office 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 Determining your Office version).
Improvements and fixes
This security update contains the following improvements:
- This update improves the Spanish translation of the Email Calendar feature in Outlook 2016. It also improves the Spanish translation for the Layout tab in Word 2016.
This security update contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
This update fixes issues that occur when you open information rights management (IRM)-protected documents that were encrypted by another user in a different tenant or domain.
If you open a Microsoft Office document and you have certain third party antivirus scanners installed in Windows 10, version 1709 (or a later version), scan performance will be degraded while the system determines which antivirus provider to use.
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 stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Method 3: 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.
Security update deployment information
For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: January 8, 2019.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces previously released update KB 4461437.
File hash information
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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.