MS16-029: Description of the security update for Outlook 2016: March 8, 2016

Applies to: Outlook 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 MS16-029.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Outlook 2016 installed on the computer.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3141806.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • Updates startup information for all international languages to better align with Cortana.
  • Outlook 2016 takers longer than Outlook 2013 takes to configure some email accounts.
  • When you scroll through some items in a message list in Outlook 2016, Window-Eyes stops the screen reader from working for Outlook 2016.

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 get security updates automatically, see the "Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel" section of this Safety & Security Center article.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the standalone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

Download Download security update 3114861 for the 32-bit version of Outlook 2016

Download Download security update 3114861 for the 64-bit version of Outlook 2016

More information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3141806.

Security update replacement information

This security update doesn't replace any previously released update.

File hash information

Package Name Package Hash SHA 1 Package Hash SHA 2
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outlook2016-kb3114861-fullfile-x86-glb.exe EF7CCA02E573F356E8CA02AF9AC66DBFCF0925B2 8038208B484D5962F18C83AD7F17085F434994A0C250F189CD2FC613422008CA