Description of the security update for Excel 2010: October 9, 2018

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2Excel 2010


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-2018-8502.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 installed on the computer.

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 4227175.

File hash information

Package name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
excel2010-kb4461466-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 03C85EF978CD2E7254265C24CBF96C76758E2B91 C9750DBCCDADD2C0BEC92244AA9A94BB4E73ACC09FA47A098D1E647F0B396E21
excel2010-kb4461466-fullfile-x86-glb.exe B4376140792224D7C348AB8A934E9CE42A80ED44 D4FDD365B4FB033A1CFE89F443728A5ACABDB33B970AD843469AEE393EF6F55E

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: Protect yourself online 

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

Local support according to your country: International Support