Description of the security update for Word 2013: January 8, 2019

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 Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-0585 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-0561.

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).

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains the following improvement:

  • This update adds support for future Japanese eras date format.

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, 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: January 8, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update KB 4461485.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2013-kb4461594-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 888A97C4A81226654533747C9F10F7D78ABFC534 B5C8A59B5DAA5AD5090F4962A6077B2F9CC09D53982EAF97537D0A3C20A4F21D
word2013-kb4461594-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 73BEB0A52B16AD2F399538629407AD3CBFD7DAB5 CAB331E867C10E4098FB277A494B7B29757728977B695027A57E58C33C734D21

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