Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2016: October 9, 2018

Applies to: PowerPoint 2016


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-2018-8501.

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

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: October 9, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB 4011041.

File hash information

Package name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
powerpoint2016-kb4461434-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 6F2BD7FDDF9910B2048FB50D9B92AC0D325E30E4 A6887874CAF759F23F9DF655F939C63EE7F046C4C4EA5A3CAD2ADBD2D7568DF6
powerpoint2016-kb4461434-fullfile-x86-glb.exe ECD0DC6F04891F7B7B10DE83BB97269BBBFE5413 09C889712481EF0B09ABEADAE0FF16720FBB01638CB6C5A71EED7CF92E55E246

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: Protect yourself online 

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

Local support according to your country: International Support