Description of the security update for Word 2013: March 10, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Word 2013


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see the following security advisories:

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?).

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: March 10, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484094.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2013-kb4484231-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 94C6A13CDB1465C5BFB3C60355AEB8CEB973AEB5 69704FE6F619C2237E884B47B7A2C8A1ECFFCB1F081983B4333F231B56B61B7A
word2013-kb4484231-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 30A74F9917D1BF469CB904E7CC9BDB5598666DAF B72203F977B6ACA45A9E439CD7355DAD90DF87B4B6C24E3D60823B1CCD8E5712

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.

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