Description of the security update for SharePoint Foundation 2013: May 8, 2018

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 Service Pack 1


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 Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-8155.

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

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • After you install the security update for SharePoint Foundation 2013 (KB3172540), SharePoint Server 2013 is in an inconsistent state.
  • Assume that you enable McAfee Security for SharePoint Server 2013. When you access a large OneNote file that has an attachment in SharePoint Server 2013, an application pool crashes intermittently.
  • When a view has a Totals row for any columns and the Tabular View disabled, the Totals row is misaligned and the totals don't appear under the appropriate column.

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 stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the stand-alone 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: May 8, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB 4018304.

File hash information

Package name Package hash SHA 1 Package hash SHA 2
sts2013-kb4018398-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 79514A472CCFAD893979E760D0A6D3430181E30D D70EF904E78DFBE52F3349EF25FB24463B46910EFCA368D728218DE0BE0F0F72

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: Windows Update: FAQ

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Support and Troubleshooting

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

Local support according to your country: International Support

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