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MS15-081: Description of the security update for Office 2010: August 11, 2015

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This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-081.

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 KB3080790 .

Improvements and fixes

This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you try to save a large document that has hyperlinks in Word 2010, the Save As dialog box appears, and you cannot save the file. In addition, you keep looping back to the Save As dialog box until you cancel the save operation. This issue occurs after a word is auto-corrected by the AutoCorrect feature.
  • When you use an IME to type characters in a document in Word 2010 that has Overtype mode enabled, and the text service is disabled by Microsoft Office IME 2010, undetermined characters are not displayed. 
  • When you press the F9 key repeatedly to update a nested field (an IF field that has a condition for a Caps switch) in Word 2010, the result of the field calculation is displayed to toggle between the condition in which all letters are capitalized and the condition in which the first letter is a capital.
  • When you search for a word that is in the header or footer, and the main document together with the navigation pane are in page view, potential flashing occurs in the navigation pane when you scroll around the main document.

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How to obtain 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 turn on automatic updating, see Get security updates automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

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More Information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article KB3080790 .

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update KB3054971 .
File information
The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x86-based versions of Office 2010

File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

For all supported x64-based versions of Office 2010

File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

How to obtain 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

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

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