MS16-042: Description of the security update for Excel 2010: April 12, 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 Security Bulletin MS16-042.

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

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3148775.

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 the "Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel" section of this Safety & Security Center article.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.
More information

Known issues in this security update

  • After you install this security update, you may receive an error message that resembles the following when you try to start an Office application:

    The Windows installer service could not be accessed.

    To resolve this problem, do one of the following:
    • Option 1 On systems that have update 3139923 installed, make sure that update 3072630 is also installed.
    • Option 2 Uninstall update 3139923.

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3148775.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3114759.

File hash information

Package NamePackage Hash SHA 1Package Hash SHA 2

File information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.

For all supported x86-based versions of Excel 2010

File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

For all supported x64-based versions of Excel 2010

File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

Article ID: 3114888 - Last Review: 04/13/2016 00:33:00 - Revision: 2.0

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