MS15-022: Description of the security update for Office 2010 Service Pack 2: March 10, 2015


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open or preview a specially crafted Microsoft Office file in an affected version of Office.

Improvements and fixes

This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • After you apply a November 11, 2014, update for Microsoft Office 2010, Document Inspector will be processed incorrectly. When this issue occurs, Document Inspector modules will not be displayed in the Document Inspector dialog box and in backstage localized versions of Office 2010.

  • Assume that you set content control and editing restrictions under the Developer node in the Customize Ribbon tab in Microsoft Word 2010. In this situation, if you try to print an attached document in Word 2010, Word 2010 crashes.

    Note This issue will not occur if you move the document to the last page when you print the document.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-022. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information about this 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 of this issue.

Learn about the ability to uninstall Office updates .

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

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