Description of the security update for Office 2013: February 12, 2019

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1


This security update resolves a security feature bypass vulnerability that exists when Microsoft Office does not validate URLs. To learn more about this vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-0540.

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

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 update makes improvements so that Excel 2013 can use the new Japanese era when it becomes available.

Note To enable these improvements, you have to install KB 3178640 together with this update.

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 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: February 12, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the previously released security update 4461537.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
mso2013-kb4462138-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 1D33500EA1E616916A7AD5D21648A9241EEB9615 C9E5CAEAC6122E78FB74668694D4E919312342E67BEAD1E4439321E3F99E9A37
mso2013-kb4462138-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 7E901CAC0A742894B89CE3C187A6057A41E9A0A3 122D7B6D4CDD09351A8177AA01E735BD480A0F23C5531B7D851458D5ED9BA177

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