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Microsoft Fixed Outlook 2010 Crashes Triggered By November Patch Tuesday

by Abeerah Hashim
Outlook 2010 crashes

While an update bundle supposedly addresses flaws, Microsoft November Patch Tuesday didn’t seem so good for users. After the update, several users experienced crashing of Outlook 2010. Eventually, just like the Windows 10 1809 update retraction, Microsoft had to withdraw updates that triggered flaws in Office Outlook 2010 SP2. However, the firm has now released fixes for these Outlook 2010 crashes.

November Update Bundle Patches Triggered Crashed Outlook 2010

The November Patch Tuesday updates by Microsoft carried usual bug fixes to facilitate users. However, right after the rollout, reports surfaced online regarding Office Outlook 2010 crashes.

Before the last patch Tuesday releases, two updates for Outlook 2010 triggered problems causing the app to crash. After the problems persisted, Microsoft pulled both the updates KB2863821 and KB4461522. Nonetheless, yet another update KB 4461529 included in the Patch Tuesday bundle continued crashing the program. The problem allegedly affected the Outlook 2010 64-bit versions only. Microsoft although acknowledged this problem in its advisory.

After you install the 64-bit version of this security update, Outlook may crash on start-up.

Nonetheless, Microsoft didn’t pull this update since it addresses four critical remote code execution vulnerabilities. These include CVE-2018-8522, CVE-2018-8524, CVE-2018-8576, and CVE-2018-8582. Therefore, the users had to bear with the trouble of app crashing until Microsoft fixed the problem.

Microsoft Patched The Outlook 2010 Crashes

Until the firm fixed the problem, Microsoft recommended users to switch to Outlook Web Access instead. However, the users need not continue with Outlook Web Access anymore since Microsoft has fixed the Outlook crash problem. With the update KB4461585, the firm has patched the updates crashing Outlook 2010.

Nonetheless, there still lies a limitation, as stated by Microsoft,

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.

Anyhow, the users of Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 can now update their systems to fix this problem. Besides, if any of the users still have the updates KB2863821 and KB4461522, they can safely remove these updates from their systems to prevent further Outlook crashes.

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