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

Applies to: Excel 2016

Known issues


After this update is installed, black borders may appear around rows or cells in Excel spreadsheets when you enter text. To fix this issue, install September 12, 2017, update for Excel 2016 (KB4011165).

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-2017-8631, and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-8632.

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 and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • VBA code in Excel 2016 has worse performance than in Excel 2010.
  • Assume that you run a macro to hide a shape in a worksheet in Excel 2016. After you copy cells that contain the invisible shape and paste to a Word document, the shape becomes visible.

  • Improve the translation for the following in Excel 2016:

    • The description for the T function in German

    • Warning message when you delete a row in filtered table in Dutch

  • When you drag an object from another application to a workbook in Excel 2016, the object is dropped at a different position.

  • Add some Get $ Transform features in Excel 2016. See KB4011114 for more information.

  • Excel 2016 may crash when filtering PivotTable in a workbook.

  • Document Inspector seems to freeze when you open some files and then return to it.

  • Excel 2016 may crash when you convert data model PivotTables to formulas and then undo the operation.

  • The drill down of data model PivotTables doesn't include enough fields (foreign key should be included).

  • The connection name of a data model that is created in Excel 2010 is changed in Excel 2016 before the data mode upgrade.

  • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) PivotTable field list is not updated after you create the first MDX calculated measure.

  • When you undo a sheet-insertion operation for a PivotTable list formula in Excel 2016, Excel 2016 may crash.

  • Power Pivot freezes when you delete a column from a data model.

  • Excel crashes after you undo the change of the table style layout of a Pivot Table.

  • When you select Summarize with PivotTable from the Tell Me drop-down list in Excel 2016, Excel 2016 may crash if the chart sheet is active.

  • The drill down of Pivot Table does not generate the following error message:

     

  • You can't commit changes to the provider definitions of PowerPivot data.
  • PowerPivot can't load the data model when you upgrade the data model in a workbook that is opened from SharePoint.

  • You can't load tables in PowerPivot, and you experience an unhandled exception when the PowerPivot window is opened on a large display screen.

  • When you try to create a new Pivot Table from the PowerPivot window, you receive the following error message:

  • The current selection is replaced by the table name after you change the PowerPivot window size.

  • When you delete a sheet for the data model of PowerPivot in Excel 2016, Excel 2016 may crash.

  • After you delete the data connection and then undo the operation, Excel 2016 freezes or crashes.

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 KB3203477.

File hash information

Package Name Package Hash SHA 1 Package Hash SHA 2
excel2016-kb4011050-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 94F9134EA5F87CB1B5087F9592A5697303C2C004 038AE7BA13DB714A822F3715910B385246A7C43A4164CD5A19E9D199C3156650
excel2016-kb4011050-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 0CB28FAD51B93411C1E824856622E30F0FE0321C 15CAF33D435C4AB6D8E084EAE530E932865DC2CD207F6A747135230F91E41487

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