Description of the security update for Excel 2010: May 12, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2Excel 2010


This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Excel software if the software does not correctly handle objects in memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0901.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 installed on the computer.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2010. It doesn't apply to the Office 2010 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student (see What version of Office am I using?).

How to get and install the 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: May 12, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484285.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
excel2010-kb4484384-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 5743B08A59BD7823E352083B6CDE0C14CC94D8D3 E997297A2606E9892495B350FB8C783481673A722A921CFFFB5B87006805A4FE
excel2010-kb4484384-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 7BFD6D471EDA2FB9662AB2038D44F4C905559F32 062E09569BC8E50F0B096EC12F14AD46A06EE5598EF0D1766D4D96DC0C046E23

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.

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