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.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-046. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:
- For individual, small business, and organizational users: use the Windows automatic updating feature to install the fixes from Microsoft Update. To do this, see Get security updates automatically on the Microsoft Safety and Security Center website.
- For IT professionals: see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-046 on the Security TechCenter website.
How to obtain help and support for this security updateHelp 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
Download informationThis security update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
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.
Restart informationYou may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.
In some cases, this security update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this security 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.