Description of the security update for Word 2010: October 13, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2Microsoft Word 2010


This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word if the software does not correctly handle .LNK files. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16933.

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

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: October 13, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4486660.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2010-kb4486703-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 2C2A8773CD4189EDAC8DBEBF2EFDBC46B102A00D 896F3E9290681B06312099C0CEE42E5B0229EBF31B8867F9CB655C130F750879
word2010-kb4486703-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 40D0D7D5FA8F0EEF91C5AAF765141BCB54CFDC64 F219D553C6B7B9D4041375EF2FCBDDA724373A13FC56A758637BF1CFBBCD35EF

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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