MS15-116: Description of the security update for Office 2010: November 10, 2015

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2

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 MS15-116.

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

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB3104540.
 

Improvements and fixes

This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issue:
When you select a suggestion item from the suggestion list of a combo box in a workbook in Excel 2010, the selected suggestion item isn't selected in the combo box as expected.

 

Known issues in this security update

You may experience the following issue after you install this update:
  • Assume that you are prompted for credentials when you try to open a document from SharePoint in an Office 2010 application. After you enter the credentials, the Office 2010 application crashes. This issue occurs because of a known issue that exists in update KB3055034 which is cumulatively included in this security update.


     

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 KB3104540.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update KB2687501.