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-2018-0919.
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 2013. It doesn't apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (Determining your Office version)
Known issues in this security update
After you install this security update, you may be unable to open or save a Word document.
To work around this issue, install the March 6, 2018 update for Office 2016 (KB4018295)
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.
Improvements and fixes
This security update contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:
- When you send an email message that contains merged data resources that include upper ANSI characters as a plain text message, the upper ANSI characters are replaced by Unicode characters unexpectedly.
This security update also contains the following improvements:
- Enables the Document Information Panel feature in Office 2016. After you install this update, you can update the SharePoint and document properties of an Office document by selecting the View tab, and clicking the Properties button to open the Properties panel.
- Translates terms for the Document Information Panel in Office 2016.
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: March 13, 2018.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces previously released security update 4011643.
File hash information
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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 the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the 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 the 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 Core: Office User Voice portal