MS16-088: Description of the security update for Office 2016 for Mac: July 12, 2016

2017-01-07T22:41:59
ID KB3170460
Type mskb
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2016-07-12T19:52:51

Description

<html><body><p>Resolves vulnerabilities in Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.</p><h2>Summary</h2><div class="kb-summary-section section">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<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-088" id="kb-link-2" target="_self">Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088</a>. Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac includes versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that are designed for the Mac. The July 12, 2016, update provides fixes for issues in the Office 2016 for Mac Suite that affect Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Notes</span><br/><br/><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>To install this update, you must be running OS X Yosemite 10.10 or a later version, and you must have a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription. Additionally, see<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://products.office.com/en-us/buy/office" id="kb-link-3" target="_self">more information about Office 365 subscription options</a>.</li><li>If you already have Office for Mac 2011 installed, you can run Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2016 for Mac side-by-side. If you want to remove Office for Mac 2011, see<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://support.office.com/article/uninstall-office-2011-for-mac-4bfcd230-0ea1-4656-bf30-dbfa44d358fa" id="kb-link-4" target="_self">Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac</a>.</li><li>If you are prompted for a password when you install this update, enter the administrator password on Mac OS X. For more information, see<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://support.apple.com/ht201760" id="kb-link-5" target="_self">Mac OS X: Software installations require administrator password</a>.</li></ul>For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3170008" id="kb-link-6" target="_self">KB3170008</a>.<br/><br/><h3 class="sbody-h3">Improvements and fixes</h3>This update provides the following fixes and improvements.<br/><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li><h4 class="sbody-h4">Word</h4><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>Date pickers, drop-down lists, and many other types of content controls in your documents are now interactive on the Mac.</li><li>See documents that others have recently shared with you. For Office 365 subscribers only.</li><li>Keep track of all the objects in your document and rearrange their placement and order.</li></ul></li><li><h4 class="sbody-h4">PowerPoint</h4><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>See presentations that others have recently shared with you. For Office 365 subscribers only.</li></ul></li><li><h4 class="sbody-h4">Excel</h4><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>See workbooks that others have recently shared with you. For Office 365 subscribers only.</li></ul></li><li><h4 class="sbody-h4">Outlook</h4><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>Propose an idea for a new feature, or vote on someone else's suggestion by using the <strong class="uiterm">Suggest a Feature</strong> function on the <strong class="uiterm">Help</strong> menu.</li><li>Improved performance when you open meeting events with many (1,000+) recipients.</li><li>Attachments will now show up for email messages on iOS.</li><li>Printing month view of calendar is now displayed correctly.</li><li>Improvements to the Time Zone display for meetings.</li></ul></li><li><h4 class="sbody-h4">OneNote</h4><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>Use your mouse or trackpad to write, draw, and highlight with the tools on the new <strong class="uiterm">Draw</strong> tab.</li><li> New grid and lined paper backgrounds will keep your handwriting and drawings neat and tidy.</li><li>Use your drawing tablet or display that uses a pen or stylus to write, draw, and erase in your notes. It's just like a pen to paper.</li></ul></li></ul></div><h2>How to obtain and install the update</h2><div class="kb-resolution-section section"><h3 class="sbody-h3">Method 1: Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac</h3><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-expanded">This update is available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is provided together with Office. It automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date. To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program, and then click <strong class="uiterm">Check for Updates</strong> on the <strong class="uiterm">Help</strong> menu.<br/></div><h3 class="sbody-h3">Method 2: Microsoft Download Center</h3><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-expanded">This update is available for download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center:<br/><br/><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li><img alt="Download " class="graphic" src="/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/EN-US/Download.gif" title="Download "/><a href="http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/c1297a47-86c4-4c1f-97fa-950631f94777/officemac/microsoft_word_15.24.0_160709_updater.pkg" id="kb-link-8" target="_self"> Microsoft Word 15.24.0.pkg</a></li><li><img alt="Download " class="graphic" src="/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/EN-US/Download.gif" title="Download "/><a href="http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/c1297a47-86c4-4c1f-97fa-950631f94777/officemac/microsoft_excel_15.24.0_160709_updater.pkg" id="kb-link-9" target="_self"> Microsoft Excel 15.24.0.pkg</a></li><li><img alt="Download " class="graphic" src="/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/EN-US/Download.gif" title="Download "/><a href="http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/c1297a47-86c4-4c1f-97fa-950631f94777/officemac/microsoft_powerpoint_15.24.0_160709_updater.pkg" id="kb-link-10" target="_self"> Microsoft PowerPoint 15.24.0.pkg</a></li><li><img alt="Download " class="graphic" src="/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/EN-US/Download.gif" title="Download "/><a href="http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/c1297a47-86c4-4c1f-97fa-950631f94777/officemac/microsoft_outlook_15.24.0_160709_updater.pkg" id="kb-link-11" target="_self"> Microsoft Outlook 15.24.0.pkg</a></li><li><img alt="Download " class="graphic" src="/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/EN-US/Download.gif" title="Download "/><a href="http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/c1297a47-86c4-4c1f-97fa-950631f94777/officemac/microsoft_onenote_15.24.0_160709_updater.pkg" id="kb-link-12" target="_self"> Microsoft OneNote 15.24.0.pkg</a></li></ul></div></div><h2>More Information</h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h3 class="sbody-h3">Security update deployment information</h3>For deployment information about this update, see<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3170008" id="kb-link-13" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3170008</a>.<br/><br/><br/><h3 class="sbody-h3">Update replacement information</h3>This security update replaces security update<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3165798" id="kb-link-14" target="_self">KB3165798</a>.<br/><br/><div class="faq-section" faq-section=""><div class="faq-panel"><div class="faq-panel-heading" faq-panel-heading=""><span class="link-expand-image"><span class="faq-chevron win-icon win-icon-ChevronUpSmall"></span></span><span class="bold btn-link link-expand-text"><span class="bold btn-link">How to obtain help and support for this security update</span></span></div><div class="faq-panel-body" faq-panel-body=""><span><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-collapsed">Security solutions for IT professionals:<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/security/bb980617.aspx" id="kb-link-15" target="_self">TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support</a><br/><br/>Local support according to your country:<br/><br/><br/><a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/locale.aspx" id="kb-link-16" target="_self">International Support</a></div><br/></span></div></div></div></div></body></html>