Description of the security update for Word 2016: August 13, 2019

Applies to: Word 2016

Summary


This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word software if it does not correctly handle objects in memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1201.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Microsoft Word 2016 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:

  • You can now save Word documents that have restricted areas and required document properties to SharePoint document libraries. You can update document properties by using the SharePoint Property Panel while the document is in Restricted mode, and save the changes back to SharePoint.
  • Fix: If you save a document that contains certain emoji characters, and the Save options "Embed fonts in the file" and "Embed only the characters used in the document" are both enabled, Word 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 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: August 13, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4464596.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4475540-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 302665470912CBDB12AD0D66A5879E09A2CF143E 12525EE0D6EA827150F5AB711357B05C76EF061C94866E5DD2FEA4858B070A3E
word2016-kb4475540-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 95FDDF567A3FAE1CEB1C9489661ED6831CAA2DB4 0FD650532BA18DA3E8DD36F83A3506D017A0F0BC1EECACE9CF3FB2419A2FF3A1


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