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-2017-8742, and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-8743.
Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of PowerPoint 2016 installed on the computer.
Improvements and fixes
- Improve the print quality of gradient files in printed PowerPoint 2016 documents.
- When you copy and paste a shape programmatically (using the PasteSpecial method) into a presentation in PowerPoint 2016, the shape isn't pasted as expected. For example, the shape may appear on an incorrect slide. Alternatively, another shape may take on unexpected formatting.
- When programmatically pasting slides from one presentation into another, slide placeholders are not placed in the proper position on the slide.
- When you try to open a password-protected document that has already been opened by another user in PowerPoint 2016, you don't receive a notification that informs the document is being opened as read-only.
- After you change embedded objects during slide show in PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2016 does not prompt to save changes.
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 Windows Update: FAQ.
Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog
To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Method 3: 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.
Security update deployment information
For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: September 12, 2017.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces previously released security update KB3114518.
File hash information
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How to get help and support for this security update
Help for installing updates: Windows Update FAQ
Security solutions for IT professionals: 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: Office User Voice portal