Microsoft Office Patchday (March 13, 2018)

Windows Update[German]On Patchday (second Tuesday of the month, March 13, 2018) Microsoft has released several security-related updates for Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013 and Office 2016.


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General information

Updates refer to the installable MSI version of Office (the click-to-run packages obtain updates through other channels). All security and non security updates are documented on this website, details may be found within the linked KB articles.

The updates for Office close a vulnerability that can lead to remote execution of code when opening prepared Office files. The updates partially introduce a new registry entry (DWORD value RestrictObjectMacros) with which macro execution can be better controlled. Furthermore some updates contain improvements and bug fixes.

Issues with Word 2016

In Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft sometimes states that after installing the KB4011730 update, it may be impossible to open saved document files or save new documents. A workaround is to install the update KB4018295 from March 6, 2018. Details can be found in the linked KB articles.

Office 2016

Office 2013

To apply the following security updates, the release version of Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 must be installed on your computer.

Office 2010

To apply the following security updates, the release version of Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 must be installed on your computer. 


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Office 2007

To apply the following security updates, the release version of Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Office 2007 must be installed on your computer.

SharePoint-Server Updates

The following updates were released for SharePoint servers in March 2018:

SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

SharePoint Server 2010

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