Summary

This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word if the software does not correctly handle .LNK files. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16933.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 installed on the computer.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2010. It doesn't apply to the Office 2010 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student (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: October 13, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4486660.

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

word2010-kb4486703-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

2C2A8773CD4189EDAC8DBEBF2EFDBC46B102A00D

896F3E9290681B06312099C0CEE42E5B0229EBF31B8867F9CB655C130F750879

word2010-kb4486703-fullfile-x64-glb.exe

40D0D7D5FA8F0EEF91C5AAF765141BCB54CFDC64

F219D553C6B7B9D4041375EF2FCBDDA724373A13FC56A758637BF1CFBBCD35EF


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

msword.olb

msword.olb

14.0.7162.5000

902,304

14-Oct-2015

04:59

winword.exe

winword.exe

14.0.7261.5000

1,432,168

18-Sep-2020

05:49

wordicon.exe

wordicon.exe

14.0.7120.5000

1,859,240

05-Mar-2014

06:06

wrd12cnv.dll

wordcnv.dll

14.0.7261.5000

5,486,184

18-Sep-2020

05:48

wwlib.dll

wwlib.dll

14.0.7261.5000

19,166,840

18-Sep-2020

05:50

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

msword.olb

msword.olb

14.0.7162.5000

902,304

14-Oct-2015

05:03

winword.exe

winword.exe

14.0.7261.5000

1,433,192

18-Sep-2020

05:51

wordicon.exe

wordicon.exe

14.0.7120.5000

1,859,240

05-Mar-2014

06:06

wrd12cnv.dll

wordcnv.dll

14.0.7261.5000

6,843,504

18-Sep-2020

05:49

wwlib.dll

wwlib.dll

14.0.7261.5000

24,543,848

18-Sep-2020

05:51

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