MS16-088: Description of the security update for Word 2007: July 12, 2016

Summary
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 MS16-088.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 3 for the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite installed on the computer.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3170008.

Improvements and fixes
This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • Excel cells that are pasted as OLE links disappear in an email message in compose mode.
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

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3170008.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3115195.

File hash information

Package NamePackage Hash SHA 1Package Hash SHA 2
word2007-kb3115311-fullfile-x86-glb.exe5BACA2CB24232B249F2AB63CB97EAA804B57CDD48B30682E64C36BB2F6C74EF854B73D6ADCF0BF1F0C2D06C3C36D75B96E84C468

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 Word 2007

File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
winword.exewinword.exe12.0.6752.5000419,03201-Jul-201605:50
wwlib.dllwwlib.dll12.0.6752.500018,115,80001-Jul-201605:50

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
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Article ID: 3115311 - Last Review: 07/12/2016 17:21:00 - Revision: 1.0

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