Description of the security update for Office 2010: October 13, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2


This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word if the software does not correctly handle .LNK files. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16933.

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?).

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 security update deployment information: October 13, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484533.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
KB24286772010-kb4486701-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 797E21B87792923E7780DC1D19D7ED5533EEA06D 1F6D7A6CA13860F6C961821652F25F3C46B5937F980E76BDD486FAF3C158E2B0
KB24286772010-kb4486701-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 1C2C9EC81C055FF6A106C3DB5FB80A2845A9216D D6F8EF9ED43D15BFD298365BB03E76137E8A912E637BA28E562A236BEEF00BCC

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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