MS13-054: Description of the security update for Lync 2010: July 9, 2013


This update resolves a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution on a client system if a user views shared content that embeds TrueType font files.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-054. To view the complete security bulletin, go to the following Microsoft website: 

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More information about this security update

Download information

This update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Known issues with this security update

  • When you install an update for Lync 2010, you are not prompted to close the application (Microsoft Lync 2010). All ongoing conversations and conferences will be stopped in order to install the update successfully. The user must manually start Lync 2010 after the installation procedure is complete.

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Microsoft Lync 2010 installed on the computer.

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. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.

See Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer for more information.

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

See Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates for more information.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces MS13-041: Description of the security update for Lync 2010: May 14, 2013 .

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft Lync 2010