Description of the security update for Excel 2016: September 11, 2018

Applies to: Excel 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-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


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

More Information


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

Package name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
excel2016-kb4092460-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 211F6C5FA3F9BF30238005CF4F8F43855F442855 085ED460A15960639BE6444D251C76A8120676D12E0BB601C1BA99D909D154DB
excel2016-kb4092460-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 7BA23E7D0472333ADA9751FB1F4F7FF817445E7F 115A90064B0F5E470F16F80FC5270848269781ECAFC81E13F63BEA362DDD6D8F


File information

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.

How to get help and support for this security update


Help for installing updates: Windows Update: FAQ

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Secure

Local support according to your country: International Support