MS17-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2010: March 14, 2017

Applies to: Excel 2010


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 MS17-014.

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 Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB4013241.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you save a workbook that has future metadata in cells with Boolean or error values in Excel 2010, Excel crashes. Or, the future metadata in cells with Boolean or error values are corrupted.
  • When you copy and paste a range of data that includes external links cross workbooks in Excel 2010, Excel crashes.
  • When you use the Allow Users to Edit Ranges function to add a user to a range data in Excel 2010, Excel crashes.

Known issues in this security update

  • After you install this security update, Excel 2010 may crash or hang (stop responding or freeze) when calculations are performed in a workbook. The calculations may be triggered either by code or by user interaction.

    To resolve this issue, install the March 28, 2017 update for Excel 2010 (KB3191855). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    3191855 March 28, 2017, update for Excel 2010 (KB3191855)

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

More Information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB4013241.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3128037.

File hash information

Package NamePackage Hash SHA 1Package Hash SHA 2
excel2010-kb3178690-fullfile-x64-glb.exe DA89B374474DEE452900DD36EC56F24CF0964C54 1603A7831E3484B395FBE9FE18558E91ED5FE82E6931579F2FF9318A6FBB94C2 

File information

How to get help and support for this security update