Description of the security update for Word 2013: November 13, 2018

Applies to: Word 2013Microsoft Office 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-2018-8573.
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 Determining your Office version).

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: November 13, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB 4461457.

File hash information
File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2013-kb4461485-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 0665722E6857A24FC58249FAA40EECF312334250 237D96D02B69C1D86E3FA93EDA40D58A916795A5F7AEB3F2F1FC74846DC10D73
word2013-kb4461485-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 692FEC14B74FCEF9504FA502B4FF7B11C77D2AB9 FA706D0426728D4CFC314FFC43FBB49386A5517E7F97512DAC402628F9EB1031
File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. 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

Protect yourself online and at home: Windows Security support
Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Secure
Local support according to your country: International Support