Description of the security update for Excel 2016: November 12, 2019

Applies to: Excel 2016


This security update resolves an information disclosure vulnerability that exists if Microsoft Excel incorrectly discloses the contents of its memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1446 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1448.

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

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

  • Improves the performance of the Filter by color feature.
  • When you use a marquee to indicate that some cells are selected, the marquee isn't always displayed as expected. This makes it difficult for you to know which cells have been selected when you select cells on multiple worksheets.
  • You have browsed many add-ins in the Excel Add-ins dialog box. However, when you open the dialog box again, only the first 16 browsed add-ins are listed.
  • A pivot table doesn't display expected results for certain attribute members in rows or columns when it's refreshed. However, a pivot table can display the attributes if they are moved to a filter.
  • Excel 2016 crashes intermittently when you work on workbooks.

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: November 12, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484112.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
excel2016-kb4484144-fullfile-x86-glb.exe D9DE6E3360CB220DE862FECD344B8EA769970EE1 6BD0E259F5B57C0D262E724A06536AC48568B57E7064BE24D3E90C7FBD09EB17
excel2016-kb4484144-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 0B44CF58CF0839C51CB47C3F326A35291FEED414 F83485B96DC0022F13C5280663F98DA8E7FED791223169A36E0EEF9E9888038B

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