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  • Big bunch of Office non-security patches released

    Posted on December 5th, 2017 at 12:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s a list of 21 updates (did I count that correctly?) on the Office TechNet site.

    UPDATE: Martin Brinkmann has his usual thorough list up on ghacks.net.

    As usual, these patches are listed as Important, but not checked. Usual rule applies: If it ain’t checked, don’t check it. We’re still on MS-DEFCON 3 and you should install all of the CHECKED Windows and Office patches.

    If you hit any problems, or hear of any, please YELL REAL LOUD!

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    • #149992 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      There’s a list of 21 updates (did I count that correctly?) on the Office TechNet site. Details to come. If you hit any problems, please YELL REAL LOUD
      [See the full post at: Big bunch of Office non-security patches released]

    • #150016 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody MVP

      Currently we have 56 Office 2016 patches, totaling size over 1 GB
      Office 2013 got 68 patches, with size over 1.5 GB

      both should have new service pack, but i don’t think this would happen (ever?), wince the development is focused on the C2R version

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    • #150058 Reply

      anonymous

      Just to be clear, on Win7 Pro x64, checked WU to see whether it was still functional and got one important update, unchecked, for Excel 2010, KB4011617. The MS documentation is as obtuse as ever but seems to indicate that it fixes crashes in Win10 1709.

      Since I have no intention of ever running Win10 on this workstation and intend to run Win7 and Office 2010 to EOL in 2020, assume I can hide KB4011617 and forget it? No value to Win7 users, right?

      • #150062 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        KB4011617 is a non-security DECEMBER update. It is not covered by the current DEFCON-3 (Nov patches) and it is UNCHECKED. I wouldn’t install it.

        Hide it or wait till it disappears.

         

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by  PKCano.
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    • #150138 Reply

      anonymous

      KB4011031 – Improvements and fixes: This update enables telemetry logging when you open cloud files in Office 2016.

      Since when is more snooping considered an improvement/fix?

      Edit for content

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by  Kirsty.
      • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by  PKCano.
    • #150149 Reply

      anonymous

      DefCon 2 maybe?

      • #150151 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        DEFCON-1 or 2 for December patches (that hasn’t been determined yet)

        DEFCON-3 for November patches (and earlier months) – follow Woody’s instructions to install.

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        • #150243 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          Usual rules apply: If it isn’t check, don’t check it.

          These should appear as unchecked “Important” updates.

    • #150268 Reply

      HiFlyer
      AskWoody Lounger

      No office suites installed.

      Just Wordpad, Notepad, Excel viewer, PP viewer, Word viewer.

      Do I need all these updates?

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      • #150271 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        The viewers are like a runtime version of the Office applications and they need security fixes same as.

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