Description of the security update for Excel 2007: March 13, 2018

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 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-0907.

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.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains the following improvements:

  • A new registry key has been added to provide more control over object macros security. The "RestrictObjectMacros" DWORD registry key under HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Office/12.0/Excel/Securitysupports the following values:

    0 (or not present) – Default behavior
    1 – Strict
    2 – Lenient
    3 – None (not recommended)

    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

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 stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: 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 security update deployment information: March 13, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4011602.

File hash information

Package name

Package hash SHA 1

Package hash SHA 2

excel2007-kb4011714-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

E0710864EE0AA73181B749038F29A4CE35C95F8A

E94B36CBC375EB494867AE2957BCE914A9529BC767C4DE500174F7147AFB1515

File information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the 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 the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

For all supported x86-based versions of Excel 2007

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

excel.exe

excel.exe

12.0.6786.5000

18,379,456

14-Feb-2018

10:42

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Windows Update FAQ

Security solutions for IT professionals: Security Support and Troubleshooting

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Secure

Local support according to your country: International Support

Propose a feature or provide feedback on Office Core: Office User Voice portal

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