This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word software if the program fails to correctly handle objects in memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-0953.
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?).
Improvements and fixes
This update contains the following improvements:
- Adds support for the new Japanese era in the postcard design wizard in the Japanese version of Word 2016.
This update contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
- After you install 4461543, if a document contains the INCLUDEPICTURE and INCLUDETEXT fields, you receive a warning message when the fields are recalculated. This update adds Group Policy to disable the warning message for the INCLUDEPICTURE and INCLUDETEXT fields.
- After you install 4032258 or a later update for Word 2016, the table layout displays incorrectly when you type inside a document that has a table.
- When you use the Quick Print function to print a document in Word 2016, you see incorrect printout results such as overlapping letters and large spaces between letters.
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 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.
Security update deployment information
For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: May 14, 2019.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces previously released security update 4461543.
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.