Description of the security update for Word 2016: September 11, 2018

Applies to: Word 2016

Summary


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-2018-8430.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Microsoft Word 2016 installed on the computer.

Improvements and fixes


This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • Assume that the Azure Information Protection (AIP) add-in is active and that no Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection is applied in Word 2016. When you save a document in XPS format, you receive the following error message:

    The export failed due to an unexpected error.

  • When you send a document as an attachment by going to File > Share > Attach a copy instead > Word Document, you receive the following error message:

    Word couldn't send mail because of MAPI failure:"Attachment not found".

  • When you compare two documents that contain tables, some text that is displayed in two source documents is missing in the compared document. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:

    A table in this document has become corrupted.

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 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.

More Information


Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: September 11, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB4022218.

File hash information

Package name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4092447-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 3FCD55A11E549C6BA781E02ED018B5B27DD2B1FA 735C2A641A5F7B70D615797EC35F56109D62D913E5BC2AA67ED6D30BB798D040
word2016-kb4092447-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 956F2471C999A4446088FF15F107BC3C0D21E80C 09ED9FBB48AF093CE3EF6252F785CC3364484A402B1D9012AC69F1EA3314B89E


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.

How to get help and support for this security update


Help for installing updates: Windows Update: FAQ

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Secure

Local support according to your country: International Support