MS16-121: Security update for Microsoft Office: October 11, 2016

Summary
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Office. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-121.
More information about this security update
The following articles contain more information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. These articles may contain known issue information.

Nonsecurity-related fixes and improvements that are included in this security update

More information

Security update deployment information

 Microsoft Office 2007 (all editions) and other software

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3:
word2007-kb3118308-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
For Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack:
wordconv2007-kb3118307-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
For Microsoft Word Viewer:
office-kb3127898-fullfile-enu.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationUse the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118308
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118307
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3127898
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Microsoft Office 2010 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions):
kb24286772010-
kb3118311-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
For Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions):
kb24286772010- kb3118311-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
For Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions):
word2010-
kb3118312-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
For Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions):
word2010- kb3118312-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirement In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.
To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationUse the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118311
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118312
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Microsoft Office 2013 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions):
word2013-kb3118345-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
For Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions):
word2013-kb3118345-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationUse the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118345
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Microsoft Office 2013 RT (all editions)

DeploymentThe 3118345 update for Microsoft Word 2013 RT is available via Windows Update.
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationClick Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Windows Update. Under See also, click Installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118345

Microsoft Office 2016 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition):
word2016-kb3118331-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
For Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition):
word2016-kb3118331-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationUse the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118331
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Office for Mac 2016

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
RequirementsTo install this update, you must be running OS X Yosemite 10.10 or a later version
Previous VersionsIf you already have Office for Mac 2011 installed, you can run Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2016 for Mac side-by-side. If you want to remove Office for Mac 2011, see Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac
InstallationThis update is available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is provided together with Office. It automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.

Office for Mac 2011

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

RequirementsOffice for Mac 2011 14.1.0 or a later version installed on your computer. Also, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.

To verify that Office for Mac 2011 14.1.0 is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
On the Go menu, click Applications.
Open the Microsoft Office 2011 folder, and then start any Office application. (For example, start Microsoft Word).

On the application menu, click About <application>.

In the About <application> dialog box, notice the version number that is displayed. The number should be 14.1.0 or a later version.
Previous VersionsIf you already have Office 2016 for Mac installed, and you do not want to receive Office for Mac 2011 updates, follow the steps in Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac to remove Office for Mac 2011.
InstallationThis update is available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is provided together with Office. It automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file name

For Word Automation Services on supported editions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2:
wdsrv2010-kb3118377-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementAfter you install this security update on all SharePoint servers, you must run the PSconfig tool to complete the installation process.
You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.
In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.
See Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer for more information.
Removal informationThis security update cannot be removed.
File InformationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118377
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor Word Automation Services on supported editions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 2:
wdsrvloc2013-kb3118352-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationThis security update cannot be removed.
File InformationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118352
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 (all versions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2:
wac2010-kb3118384-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationThis security update cannot be removed.
File InformationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118384
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Microsoft Office Web Apps 2013 (all versions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor all supported editions of Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Service Pack 2:
wacserver2013-kb3118360-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationThis security update cannot be removed.
File InformationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3118360
Registry key verificationNot applicable

Microsoft Office Online Server

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file nameFor all supported editions of Office Online Server:
wacserver2016-kb3127897-fullfile-x64-glb.exe
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912203
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.
Removal informationThis security update cannot be removed.
File InformationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3127897
Registry key verificationNot applicable

How to obtain 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: 3194063 - Last Review: 10/11/2016 17:32:00 - Revision: 1.0

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