This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word software if it does not correctly handle objects in memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0980.
Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Office Online Server installed on the computer.
Known issues in this update
After you install this security update, Office Online Server logging will be set to Verbose by default. We recommend that you change this setting to Medium by running the following command:
Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm -LogVerbosity “Medium”
Note After you run the command, you have to restart the Office Online Service. To do this, run the following command:
Improvements and fixes
This security update contains the following improvement:
Improves the file lock management in Word for the web. The file lock is now released more reliably and taken for shorter durations. If the header says Saved when you leave the document, the final save will be faster.
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.
Security update deployment information
For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: April 14, 2020.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces previously released security update 4484270.
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