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

Gælder for: Visio Professional 2016Visio Standard 2016


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted 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 Visio 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 update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you use Visio 2016 to save a .vdx file that contains SolutionXML elements that were created in Visio 2010, the SolutionXML elements are lost.
  • When you try to save a large .vsd file in Visio 2016, Visio 2016 crashes, and the file isn't saved.
  • When you open a .vsdx file in Visio 2016, renamed rows in the Shape Data section are deleted for all master instances.
  • When you try to create an organization chart by using a Microsoft SQL Server driver, you receive the following error message in the organization chart wizard: 
    Invalid data. Your data file is empty.

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.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update 2920708.