Outlook 2016 (MSI) Security Update for June 2021

A Security Update has been released for Outlook 2016. It resolves the following vulnerability;

  • CVE-2021-31949: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
    • This vulnerability is currently not publicly disclosed nor exploited.
    • The Preview Pane is not an attack vector.
    • The Exploitability Assessment is rated: Exploitation Less Likely.

This update contains 1 additional improvement;

  • This security update allows the Global Policy Object (GPO) for setting the default signing hash algorithm in Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) to apply to existing security profiles.

View: Download information for KB5001942

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 16.0.5173.1000. This update does not apply to Perpetual (Retail) and Microsoft 365 based installations of Office 2016.