Description of the security update for Word 2016: December 10, 2019

Applies to: Word 2016


This security update resolves a denial of service vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word software if the software does not correctly handle objects in memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1461.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Word 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?).

Known issues

You may receive the following error message when you open a file that is protected by Information Rights Management:

To resolve this issue, install Office update 3178666.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you try to print a document at envelope paper size and in landscape orientation, the printing is blocked, and the document is set to letter page size in the spooler file.
  • When you use the ContentControl.Delete method in a Word add-in to delete a content control together with its contents at the end of a table cell, the table becomes corrupted.

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.

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Download security update 4484169 for the 32-bit version of Word 2016

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Download security update 4484169 for the 64-bit version of Word 2016

More information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: December 10, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4475540.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4484169-fullfile-x86-glb.exe BE17F5D17C3B677F8F7BE85B755E0808DBE12A9B C21F8864D55B17E4A655772B2087027E8995BB5368B20B5534820079004EDC11
word2016-kb4484169-fullfile-x64-glb.exe CBF84DD8D3D47778114CFF034BAD40A4A263D6C7 E670ED8F1448A16333844C7BC6FF18FF35395F1D876EA3963AFF524862C18861

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