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 1 for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 installed on the computer.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 4013241.

Improvements and fixes

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

  • When you try to open a document that has a Lotus Notes link (such as notes://xxx) in Office Web Apps, you receive one of the following error messages, depending on whether the document should be viewed or edited, and the document can't be opened.This page can't be displayed.You'll need a new app to open this blocked.

  • The installation of Microsoft Office Web Apps Server fails in Windows Server 2012 R2 with the .NET Framework 4.6.1 installed.

  • When you use the Allow Users to Edit Ranges function to add a user to a range of data in Microsoft Excel 2013, Excel may crash.

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 4013241.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 3127929.

File information

For the list of files that cumulative update 3172457 contains, download the file information for update 3172457.

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How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Windows Update FAQ

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Support and Troubleshooting

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

Local support according to your country: International Support

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