Description of the security update for Excel 2013: November 12, 2019

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Excel 2013


This security update resolves an information disclosure vulnerability that exists if Microsoft Excel incorrectly discloses the contents of its memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1446 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1448.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 installed on the computer.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It doesn't apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (see What version of Office am I using?).

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:
  • If the Application.SheetSelectionChange event is implemented, and you select multiple rows or columns in a workbook and then minimize the workbook, the Excel ribbon becomes unavailable (grays out) when you select multiple rows or columns in another workbook. 

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available from Microsoft Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the standalone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

More information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: November 12, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484123.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
excel2013-kb4484158-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 797CB94001E5B720296C73FF8514AC6807F962A0 2C65C1A21EEE0C0A7DB178F035198ACF45167B64911DBDFA263211EEC47C197F
excel2013-kb4484158-fullfile-x64-glb.exe A68EB557D78BFD50D0D1C86E996C090DFDF30872 C08C3752523E6073DE023EC4BFA932371C7E1635090045174A3B6AEDE7D7EA85

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Protect yourself online

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Security

Local support according to your country: International Support