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

Applies to: Office Professional Plus 2016Office Professional 2016Office Standard 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-2019-0801.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Office 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

This security update contains the following improvement and fix:
  • Improves several translations in the Danish version of Microsoft Excel 2016.
  • Fixes the issue in which some users are unnecessarily forced into a state in which the hardware acceleration is turned off.

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 4462146.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
mso2016-kb4462242-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 9CE95CE6B3AE82C7F97477CA081E06395D9C0EC5 6E35341A1BA7F783C317109FD0A1CAB55A8C2C705E3DDBF1CB0C2FBD4C54F932
mso2016-kb4462242-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 85C41F6AC91E64AB8365D487B6076FA70D1788B2 C45B310C8D32E0641325C3BD1D049AB14F2E44BE6396A011D26AA88AABC79C70

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