MS15-022: Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2013: March 10, 2015

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open or preview a specially crafted Office file in an affected version of Office.

Improvements and fixes

This update also contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a Microsoft InfoPath form in a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment, and then you add a User Lookup control. 
  • You publish the form to a form library in SharePoint Server 2013.
  • You open the form by using Internet Explorer 11.
In this scenario, you receive the following JavaScript error message:
Json is undefined.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-022. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes included in this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security support and troubleshooting

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 SharePoint servers and SharePoint services, you have to run the PSconfig tool to complete the installation.

Download information

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

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have the March 12, 2013 update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB2767999) or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

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.

Learn about why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer.

Removal information

This security update cannot be removed.

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace a previously released update.