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-2018-8429.
Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Microsoft Excel 2016 installed on the computer.
Improvements and fixes
- When you convert a large range of cells from Text to Number, Excel 2016 may appear to be frozen.
- It may take a long time to delete columns that contain merged cells.
- Assume that you have more than one shape on a chart in a chart sheet. After you install this update, you can format as many shapes at the same time as you select by using the Format Ribbon.
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 11, 2018.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces previously released security update KB4032229.
File hash information
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The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the 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.