MS14-001: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office 2010: January 14, 2014


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-001. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Known issues with this security update

When customers try to install this security update manually, they may receive the following message:
The update is already installed on this system.
Customers who encounter this message should determine whether nonsecurity update 2837590 was applied. The 2837590 nonsecurity update already contains the updated files that this security update for Microsoft Word 2010 installs.

If nonsecurity update 2837590 was applied, the security update that is described in this article does not have to be installed, and no additional action is necessary. 

However, for customers who require the installation of this security update for security compliance reasons, we recommend that they remove the 2837590 nonsecurity update and then apply this security update. 

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 or a later service pack installed on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, as appropriate for your situation:
2460049 Description of Office 2010 SP1

2687455 Description of Office 2010 Service Pack 2

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.

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 the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2767913 MS13-072: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office 2010: September 10, 2013

Removal information

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

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported 32-bit editions of Microsoft Office 2010
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For all supported 64-bit editions of Microsoft Office 2010
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Article ID: 2863901 - Last Review: Jan 14, 2014 - Revision: 1