[Solved] Microsoft Office 2016 - Missing Products after Update (BUG)


  • Community Moderator

    I have office 2016 installed on my system.
    This package includes the following applications:

    • Access (missing)
    • Excel (missing)
    • Outlook (missing)
    • OneNote (missing)
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Word (missing)

    The bold entries with the text (missing) are no longer shown in VulnDetect.


  • Community Moderator

    Cool, now the issue is fixed!


  • VulnDetect Team Member

    @olli_s Indeed, that is now fixed


  • Community Moderator

    I found a little bug:
    All products have 2016 in their name (like Word 2016 or Excel 2016) but not OneNote (this is simply called OneNote).


  • VulnDetect Team Member

    Generally, the Office rules are up-to-date for the "Monthly Channel" for Office 2016.

    The "Semi-Annual" and "Semi-Annual Targeted" are supported and sporadic rules are added, however, very few users run these versions. Please, do not hesitate to report errors. if you run one of these.

    The state of "Semi-Annual" and "Semi-Annual Targeted" is correct, as rules are added, except for some minute differences in the details of vulns fixed (once we display this) due to an overlap between these channels. Once we implement the third generation of our rules, then we should be able to correct these minute inaccuracies.

    For Office 2010 and Office 2013, the state is pretty much the same as "Semi-Annual" and "Semi-Annual Targeted". These are supported and sporadic rules are added, but again, coverage is poor, because few current users actually running these versions.

    Do not hesitate to highlight any issues, so we can fix them.


  • VulnDetect Team Member

    @olli_s The Office rules has been updted today, to reflect the security updates releases yesterday.
    If you didn't update yet, then please verify that all is detected correct, including security flags for Access and Outlook. The other products were not affected.


  • Community Moderator

    I tested today and here are the results:

    • Access (missing)
    • Excel (now shown)
    • Outlook (missing)
    • OneNote (missing)
    • PowerPoint (shown)
    • Publisher (shown)
    • Word (now shown)

  • VulnDetect Team Member

    We have reworked the Visio, PowerPoint, Word and Excel rules for the monthly releases (2016).
    Semi-Annual is still work-in-progress.
    Perpetually licensed Office products are not yet supported.
    Access, Publisher, OneNote, and Outlook will follow soon.


  • Community Moderator

    I also recognized that for PowerPoint the version 2016 is shown where you show for Publisher the version 16.0.10228.20080.
    Should be unique.