Summary

This security update resolves a Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-31939.

Note: To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Microsoft Office 2016 installed on the computer.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (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: June 8, 2021.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 5001923.

File hash information

File name

SHA256 hash

graph2016-kb5001951-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

E43484930C58F5978AE16FD7773C6BE0F7BF29933BA5B75F77A01432B81BC478

graph2016-kb5001951-fullfile-x64-glb.exe

4FEDC5B9B1492AE174271E45B0406D592556E654E827A15807256D056B83A4FA

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.

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

graph.exe

graph.exe

16.0.5173.1000

4420504

13-May-21

08:27

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

graph.exe

graph.exe

16.0.5173.1000

5731176

13-May-21

08:30

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