MS14-001: Description of the security update for Word Automation Services in SharePoint Server 2010: January 14, 2014


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-001. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
International Support

More information about this security update

Note  After you install this security update on all Microsoft SharePoint Server-based servers and SharePoint services, you have to run the PSconfig tool to complete the installation.


To install this security update, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain these service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
2460045 Description of SharePoint Server 2010 SP1

2687453 Description of SharePoint Server 2010 SP2

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. However, if the required files are being used, this update does require a restart. If this is the case, you receive a message that prompts you to restart.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, you should stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install the security update. For more information about why you may be prompted to restart, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2826022 MS13-084: Description of the security update for Word Automation Services in SharePoint Server 2010: October 8, 2013

Removal information

This security update cannot be removed.
File information

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft Word Automation Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Article ID: 2837577 - Last Review: Jan 14, 2014 - Revision: 1