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Microsoft Office 2016 15.40

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Microsoft has issued version 15.40 of its Office 2016 [1] application suite, a maintenance update focused on security. The release provides enhanced security as a defense-in-depth [2] measure in Word and patches a security feature bypass vulnerability in Excel that allowed an attacker to embed a malicious control in an Excel worksheet. ($149.99 for one-time purchase, free update through Microsoft AutoUpdate, release notes [3], 10.10+)

[1]: https://products.office.com/en-us/mac/microsoft-office-for-mac
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_in_depth_(computing)
[3]: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Release-notes-for-Office-2016-for-Mac-ed2da564-6d53-4542-9954-7e3209681a41