Description of the security update for Excel 2016: April 9, 2019

Applies to: Excel 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 Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-0828.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Microsoft Excel 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 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (see What version of Office am I using?).

Improvements and fixes

Contains the following improvement:
  • Improves several translations in the Danish version of Excel 2016.
Contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • If a file has multiple cells that use Japanese era dates, Excel 2016 may crash when the file opens.
  • When a protected workbook and an editable workbook are opened at the same time, copying cells in the editable workbook causes high CPU usage.

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the standalone 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: April 9, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4462115.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
excel2016-kb4462236-fullfile-x86-glb.exe E68F7ED809C0AEDE1211598937B6924ED7FB73F1 7DF3E1DCC6A9D7C2EE81180E028126132F30B766CBABE1F405A4A7EB65CD4450
excel2016-kb4462236-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 572FBA074D08C9E28F9086A5B51B0A0AFEF6E0D1 611488698D1FE68C3DE87EFE36A4FDA0A8E60C10341379E92E8B865C884F6702

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 Security

Local support according to your country: International Support