Description of the security update for Word 2016: June 9, 2020

Applies to: Word 2016

Summary


This security update resolves a security feature bypass vulnerability that exists If Microsoft Outlook or another relevant product does not enforce security settings that are configured on a system. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-1229.

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:
  • When you set the template directory to a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share, the name of a template is now reported as the actual file name on the share in the file properties dialog box or if you access the template through the object model. Previously, template name was reported as the locally cached temporary file name.

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: June 9, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484300.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4484396-fullfile-x86-glb.exe A641E601C552B39FFB0B83347E7B4701ECEA94F5 F06F7004AEC4CA4DC54B208A8F2A34232C0EED451442CC8A02EF68CE3F48F365
word2016-kb4484396-fullfile-x64-glb.exe EF0BE980E2B5CB91D44FC8A7354BB31757B39E3E D08207F2326AE12CDEB86792D50188F8FCAA96D21A41CB0E12A48AF44A7BB0C2


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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