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    This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  alphacharlie 1 year, 2 months ago.

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    • #199078 Reply

      twinglestech
      AskWoody Lounger

      Hello, newbie here trying to understand our WSUS updates.

      Currently we are running Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (C2R). We also have MS Project 2010 installed on a handful of laptops and workstations. This month those computers show as needing KB4022209 and KB4011186 (Excel 2010 and Publisher 2010). I don’t even have Publisher installed. Are they necessary? We are very selective on the KBs we install.

      We have primarily Dell Latitude laptops and Precision towers, with a handful of Surface Pro 4s in our environment. OS is Win10 Bld 1703 and 1709.

      Kari

    • #199084 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      KB 4022209 addresses a security vulnerability in Excel. Although the quote below applies to the .msi (persistent) version, and not C2R, I suspect that the fix is the same. C2R is not updated through Windows Update or the Catalog.

      The MS page for KB 4022209 says this:

      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 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-8246.

      Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2010. It doesn’t apply to the Office 2010 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home

    • #199095 Reply

      twinglestech
      AskWoody Lounger

      KB 4022209 addresses a security vulnerability in Excel. Although the quote below applies to the .msi (persistent) version, and not C2R, I suspect that the fix is the same. C2R is not updated through Windows Update or the Catalog. The MS page for KB 4022209 says this:

      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 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-8246. Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2010. It doesn’t apply to the Office 2010 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home

      My O365 C2R updates automatically. I do not have a full version of Office 2010 installed, just stand-alone Project. I don’t understand why the updates are relevant.

      Sorry, my boss keeps asking why these are showing as needed and I can’t provide a valid explanation either way.

      Kari

      • #199099 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        The valid reason is the vulnerability.

    • #215720 Reply

      alphacharlie
      AskWoody Plus

      Windows Update has stopped offering patches for Office 2010 on my Win 7 x64 system. It worked fine for years. This PC has not been updated since Dec 2018, waiting for Woody to raise the Defcon level. So, now I see about 15 “important” updates, but none are related to Office 2010.

      I am able to open Word and PPT without any error messages.

      The Change Settings in WU does not mention Office (see attached JPG)

      Where should I look to re-set this option?
      Thank you.

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