MS15-116: Description of the security update for Access 2016: November 10, 2015

Applies to: Access 2016


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Access 2016 that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Access 2016 installed on the computer. After you apply this security update, you may see a popup window that states that a website wants to open web content in protected mode in Internet Explorer. See Updates to change the way that Internet Explorer interacts with features in Microsoft Office applications for more information.

For a complete list of affected versions of Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3104540.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • VBA library names (Microsoft Office 15.0 Access database engine Object Library and Microsoft Access 15.0 object library) aren't updated to reflect Access 2016. This update changes the version number for Access object library.

  • After you copy, paste, or import forms and reports in Access 2016, the color property settings of existing themes are changed.
  • A new Serbian locale (sr-latn-rs) is added to replace the existing locale (sr-latn-cs). This change adds handling so that Access 2016 works with the Microsoft SharePoint list in this locale.
  • After you set the OverrideDisableAllActiveX Group Policy setting, you can't run the trusted WebBrowser ActiveX control or import wizard in Access 2010 even though you set the DisableAllActiveX Group Policy setting. Additionally, you receive the following error message in the import wizard:
    There is no object in this control.

    Note The DisableAllActiveX registry key is located in the following path:

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 turn on automatic updating, see Get security updates automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the stand-alone 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 Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3104540.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.