Description of the security update for Word 2016: November 14, 2017

Applies to: Word 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 ADV170020.

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

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (see determining your Office version).

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains the following improvements and fixes the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you close a document that is created by a template (.DOTM) in Word 2016, Word 2016 may crash.
  • The footnote number in an Arabic document is displayed in Basic Latin instead of as an Arabic number.

  • When you open certain .doc files in Word 2016, Word may crash.

  • Improve performance in transforming text and styles programmability.

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: November 14, 2017.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB 4011222.

File hash information

Package Name Package Hash SHA 1 Package Hash SHA 2
word2016-kb4011242-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 606F942EDA740B550B414D74C40700A49A648F80 D164E7FDEC0D230F2276BFEFE2BF8F62785A9D1321742346603C63C84C56E0FA
word2016-kb4011242-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 3DCACCC48EDF4673A5F2077AB2BC6DA53DDE75DA 5E3979F623D92ACF2FC35F9286A8A2B29B0B750B1762B3486BB9D46EE36EC094

File information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight-saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

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