Description of the security update for Word 2016: October 9, 2018

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 Security Advisory ADV180026 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-8504.

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

Improvements and fixes

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

  • When you print a document that contains a table that has text effects in the footer, other text in tables is missing.

  • Assume that you open multiple windows for a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) file by clicking View > New Window. If you close some of those windows, another user can open the file as Read/Write even though other windows are still using the UNC file.

  • When multiple email messages are opened, popped out, and closed, Outlook 2016 may crash.

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: October 9, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB 4092447.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4461449-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 97B92EE58F1B54577E2BC5ED22B6637F179B1E43 5FA8CE6963C50897521037CBB5748FE15ABE3AB6C0C0D0D2556DC06C4AFDE222
word2016-kb4461449-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 9DE27B4BC9C5B58017DBFEFC4A290E6100FA8D71 D8B12FF85B7DD7CC288FB3EF85C84CB1A09CD193438D1FBBC55E171046F9EF64

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. 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: Protect yourself online

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

Local support according to your country: International Support