MS16-088: Description of the security update for Word 2016: July 12, 2016

Applies to: Word 2016

Summary


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 MS16-088.

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

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3170008.

Improvements and fixes


This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

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 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 KB3170008.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3115182.

File hash information

Package NamePackage Hash SHA 1Package Hash SHA 2
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