This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists if Microsoft Office incorrectly loads arbitrary type libraries. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0760.
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?).
- Issue 1
Some types of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) references might be affected by this update. For more information, see FAQ for VBA solutions affected by April 2020 Office security updates.
This change in behavior is caused by a design change in Office. The new behavior is by design. Therefore, a fix is not necessary and no mitigation will be provided.
- Issue 2
Consider the following scenario:
In this scenario, you may receive the following error message after this update is installed:
- You open an Excel workbook.
- The workbook has VBA macros.
- The macros contain references that include DBCS (double-byte) characters.
The Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro in this workbook is corrupt and has been removed. Macro corruption may exist in the current file. To recover the macro, please open a backup copy of this file.
To fix this issue, install KB 2986208.
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.
Security update deployment information
For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: April 14, 2020.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces previously released security update 3115153.
File hash information
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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.