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
- 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.
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
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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.