Description of the security update for Word 2016: March 10, 2020

Applies to: Word 2016


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 the following security advisories:

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?).

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:
  • Page numbers are displayed incorrectly in Print Preview.

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: March 10, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484169.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4484268-fullfile-x64-glb.exe E4BA2333FC87D13E46131D26D0244BF18CE44C00 4EB474F10651620C33923ED9F201D27BB16DB42C5463C461991F42979E5C493D
word2016-kb4484268-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 9848D98CAE2AE1F942BCF7DBD8CF9CE0F4784E11 9A5FF645B26CD3BE818A253B7FE2287570394F9CEDE4DC8A6A266A2D6F5C5E96

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.

Information about protection and security

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