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 Security Bulletin MS17-014.

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

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB4013241.

Improvements and fixes

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

  • When you save a workbook that has future metadata in cells with Boolean or error values in Excel 2010, Excel crashes. Or, the future metadata in cells with Boolean or error values are corrupted.

  • When you copy and paste a range of data that includes external links cross workbooks in Excel 2010, Excel crashes.

  • When you use the Allow Users to Edit Ranges function to add a user to a range data in Excel 2010, Excel crashes.

Known issues in this security update

  • After you install this security update, Excel 2010 may crash or hang (stop responding or freeze) when calculations are performed in a workbook. The calculations may be triggered either by code or by user interaction.

    To resolve this issue, install the March 28, 2017 update for Excel 2010 (KB3191855). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    3191855 March 28, 2017, update for Excel 2010 (KB3191855)

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 Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB4013241.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3128037.

File hash information

Package Name

Package Hash SHA 1

Package Hash SHA 2

excel2010-kb3178690-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

A672A9D6065BB4E4747C6CC6997F54C135CA0127

635098AE2E40CE45581268CB0217EC6C728C4C56FA027C9F3939AC18717DDE44

excel2010-kb3178690-fullfile-x64-glb.exe

DA89B374474DEE452900DD36EC56F24CF0964C54

1603A7831E3484B395FBE9FE18558E91ED5FE82E6931579F2FF9318A6FBB94C2

File information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.

For all supported x86-based versions of Excel 2010

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

excel.exe

excel.exe

14.0.7179.5000

20,412,096

17-Feb-2017

01:39

excel.man

excel.exe.manifest

1,194

06-Nov-2009

12:00

xl12cnv.exe

excelcnv.exe

14.0.7179.5000

17,849,536

16-Feb-2017

11:26

xlcall32.dll

xlcall32.dll

14.0.7162.5000

10,432

13-Oct-2015

07:52

xlicons.exe

xlicons.exe

14.0.7120.5000

1,480,360

05-Mar-2014

07:06

For all supported x64-based versions of Excel 2010

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

excel.exe

excel.exe

14.0.7179.5000

27,668,160

17-Feb-2017

01:42

excel.man

excel.exe.manifest

1,196

06-Nov-2009

12:23

xl12cnv.exe

excelcnv.exe

14.0.7179.5000

25,062,080

16-Feb-2017

11:25

xlcall32.dll

xlcall32.dll

14.0.7162.5000

10,944

13-Oct-2015

08:00

xlicons.exe

xlicons.exe

14.0.7120.5000

1,480,360

05-Mar-2014

07:06

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

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