Description of the security update for Excel 2010: December 10, 2019

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2Excel 2010


This security update resolves an information disclosure vulnerability that exists if Microsoft Excel incorrectly discloses the contents of its memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1464.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 installed on the computer.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2010. It doesn't apply to the Office 2010 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student (see What version of Office am I using?).

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:
  • After you install update 4484164, you receive the following error message when you restrict permissions within a workbook or open a workbook that has Information Rights Management (IRM) applied: 

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.

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Download security update 4484196 for the 32-bit version of Excel 2010

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Download security update 4484196 for the 64-bit version of Excel 2010

More information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: December 10, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484164.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
excel2010-kb4484196-fullfile-x86-glb.exe EBA1B2EDB6A2EB849E16A0CBFAC3E0AAD508CBBF A4EE7A378924379EB28262AC850378A3C91E7FDE1A9E6454F54B98DFF5450A65
excel2010-kb4484196-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 84F519BACDA7FB9B322EF1A4345EE221FC1E6591 6B5A343845BFA8090600453C9605F280C8B31913AD39392E32C28E5977DB8663

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 Security

Local support according to your country: International Support