MS15-099: Description of the security update for Excel 2010: September 8, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 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 MS15-099.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 installed on the computer.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB 3089664 .

Improvements and fixes

This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you print or print preview a worksheet in Microsoft Excel 2010, the name of a group box (form control) is displayed in an incorrect position.
  • This update changes the way temporary file names are generated for features such as opening read-only files from share folders, sending workbooks as email attachments, and interacting with shared workbooks. Therefore, more valid names for .tmp files can be generated, and more .tmp files can be opened before a duplicate name occurs. 

How to obtain 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 obtain 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 KB 3089664 .

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update KB 3055044 .
File information
How to obtain help and support for this security update
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Article ID: 3085526 - Last Review: Feb 15, 2017 - Revision: 2

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Excel 2010

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