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

Gilt für: PowerPoint 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 Microsoft PowerPoint 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 Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3104540.

Improvements and fixes

  • Improves the robustness of copying and pasting slide masters and slide layouts in PowerPoint 2016.
  • Adds the insert picture API to Office Add-ins for Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016.
  • Improves the robustness for the coauthoring feature in PowerPoint 2016.
  • This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
    • When you copy and paste slides from one presentation to another in PowerPoint 2016, the hyperlinks of shapes in the slides aren't updated.
    • When you turn a slide show to the presenter view and then enter some text in a slide in the normal view in PowerPoint 2016, the text is added slowly in the presenter view but not in the normal view. After all the text is entered, it will appear all immediately in the normal view.
    • After you exit PowerPoint 2016, temporary versions of files that are opened from UNC shared folders aren't maintained.
    • You can't use the Shapes.PasteSpecialmethod to paste a shape as a ppPasteShape type in PowerPoint 2016.
    • When you open a document that contains a chart of one of the new chart types (a treemap, sunburst, histogram, box and whisker, Pareto, or waterfall chart) in Office 2016 applications, an image of the chart is displayed in PowerPoint 2016 and Word 2016. In Excel 2016, a bounding box that has a message is displayed instead of the chart.

      Note See An image of a chart or a bounding box that has a message is displayed instead of the chart in Office 2016 applications for more information.

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.