MS13-096: Description of the security update for Lync 2013: December 10, 2013

Applies to: Microsoft Lync 2013


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-096. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

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More information about this security update

To enable this Lync 2013 update, make sure that the Lync Client or Lync Basic package, the Mso package, and the Msores package are installed.

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Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Microsoft Lync 2013 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.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2817465 MS13-054: Description of the security update for Lync 2013: July 9, 2013

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 updatesfor more information.

File information

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