MS15-044: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2

Introduction


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file or webpage.

Summary


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-044. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:

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More information about this security update


Download information

This security updates are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Prerequisites for installing this security update

To install this security update, you must be running a computer that has Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 installed.

For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
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 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.

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

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2863942 MS14-036: Description of the security update for Office 2010: June 10, 2014

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 Office 2010. 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 of this issue.

For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates