This security update resolves a Microsoft Office security feature bypass vulnerability. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-33632.

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 What version of Office am I using?)

Known issues in this update

  • After this update is installed, when you open an ACCDE or MDE file in Microsoft Access, you might receive an error message that states, "Requested type library or wizard is not a VBA project." Additionally, the file won't open. For more information, see Error when trying to open an ACCDE/MDE file created in a different version of Access.

    This issue is fixed in the August 2, 2022, update for Office 2016 (KB5002248).

  • After this update is installed, you might receive an error message when you run a VBA macro that links to files or folders whose names are in languages that contain double-byte characters, such as Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. To work around this issue, remove the links to those files and folders, and then recompile the macro.

    Microsoft is researching this issue and will update this article when a fix is available.

  • When you try to open a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) project by using the correct password, you receive an "Invalid password" error message. For more information, see Error "Invalid password" when opening a VBA project using the correct password.

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 get security updates automatically, 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.

More information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Deployments - Security Update Guide.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4504710.

File hash information

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File information

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.

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Information about protection and security

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Change history

The following table summarizes some of the most important changes to this topic.



July 15, 2022

Added a "Known issues in this update" section to describe an issue that users may experience after installing this update.

July 16, 2022

Added a link to provide more details about the known issue.

July 25, 2022

Added a second item to the "Known issues in this update" section (VBA macro links).

August 2, 2022

Added a resolution for the first known issue in the "Known issues in this update" section.

August 11, 2022

Added a third item to the "Known issues in this update" section (VBA project).

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