MS15-047 and MS15-046: Description of the security update for SharePoint Foundation 2010: May 12, 2015

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010


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 Word file in an affected version of Office.

Improvements and fixes

This security update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • Incoming email messages are not processed if the Sandboxed Solutions Resource Quota value for the site collection is set to 0.
  • When you open a page that contains multiple value lookup fields, you receive the following error message:
    Sorry, something went wrong Attempted to use an object that has ceased to exist. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80030102 (STG_E_REVERTED))

  • Assume that you use the IfHasRights function to customize a Data Form Web Part (DFWP). When you save the form and go to the form in browser, you receive the following error message:
    Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible HTML editor such as Microsoft SharePoint Designer. If the problem persists, contact your Web server administrator.


Microsoft has released security bulletins MS15-046 and MS15-047. 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

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security support and troubleshooting

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International support

More information about this security update

Note After you install this security update on all SharePoint servers and SharePoint services, you have to run the PSconfig tool to complete the installation.

Download information

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

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this update, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

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

This security update cannot be removed.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces security update 2956208.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in update 3017815, download the file information for update 3017815.