Description of the security update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016: December 11, 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-2018-8580 Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-8635, and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-8628.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016 installed on the computer.

This public update delivers Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016, which contains the following feature:

  • SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

This public update also delivers all the features that were included in Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016, including:

  • Administrative Actions Logging

  • MinRole enhancements

  • SharePoint Custom Tiles

  • Hybrid Auditing (preview)

  • Hybrid Taxonomy

  • OneDrive API for SharePoint on-premises

  • OneDrive for Business modern experience (available to Software Assurance customers)

The OneDrive for Business modern user experience requires an active Software Assurance contract at the time that the experience is enabled, either by installation of the public update or by manual enablement. If you don't have an active Software Assurance contract at the time of enablement, you must turn off the OneDrive for Business modern user experience.

For more information, see the following Microsoft Docs articles:

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues for SharePoint Server 2016:

  • If there is a "Multiple lines of text" column in a SharePoint list and the "Enhanced rich text " setting is applied to this column, the content in the column may not be always searchable in a search crawl.

  • After you apply an update, the database reporting association views aren't regenerated as expected when the SharePoint Configuration wizard is run.

  • After security update KB 4032233 or KB 4032256 is applied, Word 2016 may crash.

This update also fixes a vulnerability through the following changes in SharePoint Server 2016:

  • All existing Search Results Web Parts are automatically switched to use asynchronous loading.

  • All newly created Search Results Web Parts use asynchronous loading.

  • Loading behavior is no longer an option in the Search Results Web Part properties user interface (UI).

See KB 4052414 for details.

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues for Project Server 2016:

  • This update provides the UpdateCreatePDP method so that you can set the "New Project Page" Project Detail Page (PDP) for an enterprise project type (EPT) through the Client-Side Object Model (CSOM).

  • While on the Timesheet Adjustment page, you click the Filter button and then you manually enter a Custom Date Range date that is outside of the allowable range for the project (such as between 1/1/1984 and 12/31/2149). When you then click the Apply button, the page fails to load and becomes unrecoverable. You see the following error message: 

    “Sorry, something went wrong.
    Your request has failed for an undetectable reason; you may need to contact your system or database administrator."

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, 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.

Update information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: December 11, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB 4461501.

File information

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

sts2016-kb4461541-fullfile-x64-glb.exe

C644AAF7D815E83C07E034FD9845A3937F0330CA

979D1674EDCCED396819B225F453D86D7456D50A7567140CD2CCA614BA3B38B1

 

File information

For the list of files that are included in the security update 4461541, download the file information.

How to get help and support for this security update

Protect yourself online and at home: Windows Security support 

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

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