Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2016: September 12, 2017

Applies to: PowerPoint 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 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


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

More Information


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

Package Name Package Hash SHA 1 Package Hash SHA 2
powerpoint2016-kb4011041-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 4C556BD059029FD61F1B87DE5FE38A49FDEAC56C 204B8711CF38E9C1F45633410EAE949BBA732B760EB2861DABCBCE18FB17C830
powerpoint2016-kb4011041-fullfile-x64-glb.exe C234DAA888F652F7A2789867B94569154B58D6EC 098AB80F04941877143492D398BA380E67F16E1E6016F2575F1D500E6D94EC59

File information

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