Description of the security update for Word 2016: August 11, 2020

Applies to: Word 2016


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-1503 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-1583.

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?).

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: August 11, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484438.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2016-kb4484474-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 274B6BF0441BFBFD59378D56707D3E0658B1F57A 99C21884289A11F8FBEC29E8A50AE2834EB59B79176BD9574C27211F16477ED6
word2016-kb4484474-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 5232E14A9C63F6F922C45224C459A2D2A5927439 A63E2A9BB6DBE2B2363DD659A53EEDBDCD91D18949F66415B6789A678725BAC0

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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