Description of the security update for Excel 2016: July 11, 2017

Applies to: Excel 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 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-8501 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-8502.

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

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • Improved some translations for the Swedish and German versions of Excel 2016.

This security update contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • You experience occasional unexpected crashes in Excel 2016.
  • Assume that you apply formatting to a field cell, and the field doesn't have an entry for the right-most column on the rows axis. When you update the non-compact PivotTable, the formatting is lost.

  • After you refresh a pivot table that's based on a data model, the pivot table is not updated if measures are in different tables than the data that's being aggregated.

  • Excel may crash in the following scenarios:

    • When you do the Show Detail operation on a pivot table.

    • If recommended pivot tables in which data connection return no data.

    • You add a KPI to a pivot table.

    • You do the Redo operation of a pivot table refresh.

    • During the save after you undo or redo the setting default style.

    • You move a pivot table in which a data source is added to a data model to a new workbook.

    • You insert a native pivot table that shares an out-of-date pivot cache.

    • You search and then select Move PivotTable in the Tell me what you want to do list.

    • You create a set by using MDX for connections.

    • If the PowerPivot window is active after the workbook is hidden.

    • You dropdown the items in Pivot Table fields after hiding the current window.

    • You type values into a cell in the workbook.

    • During Single-Document Interface (SDI) window switch while Pivot Slicer is being changed.

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 security update deployment information: July 11, 2017.

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
excel2016-kb3203477-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 4D9B61D5B98145B5D99B837F467117C77D392F23 A9B4BA8EC0F41B17D8EEA429FDF28F41741793C9B5CD0065DA3AB2E26DF1A310
excel2016-kb3203477-fullfile-x64-glb.exe E735DFE45B6D2EC38555A71E88C57C4160FAF609 15633E5565C07B4A1002A1AFC3892E688A959202D3A03161D06626390EF20838

File information

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Windows Update FAQ

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Support and Troubleshooting

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware:
Microsoft Secure

Local support according to your country:
International Support

Propose a feature or provide feedback on Office Core: Office User Voice portal


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