MS14-082: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office 2010: December 9, 2014

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2


This security update resolves a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected edition of Microsoft Office.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-082. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin: 

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Known issues with this security update

  • After you install this security update, you may receive an error message that resembles any of the following when you insert a Forms ActiveX control (forms3) into an Office document, or when you edit the properties of a control:

    Visio cannot insert this control because its TypeInfo did not merge correctly. Ensure all parameter types are VBA friendly. Delete TEMP *.exd file if necessary.
    Object library invalid or contains references to object definitions that could not be found.
    Cannot insert object.
    The program used to create this object is Forms. That program is either not installed on your computer or it is not responding. To edit this object, install Forms or ensure that any dialog boxes in Forms are closed.
    Note In this error message, the Forms text may also be replaced by the GUID of the control.
For more information about how to resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
3025036  "Cannot insert object" error in an ActiveX custom Office solution after you install the MS14-082 security update

Download information

This update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

Prerequisites to apply this security update

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

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.

Learn about why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer.

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue.

Learn about the ability to uninstall Office updates .

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace any previously released security update.