This update resolves security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word that could allow remote code execution when a specially crafted Word file is opened.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-086. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:
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More information about this security update
Known issues and additional information about this security updateThe following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information. If this is the case, the known issue is listed below each article link.
- 2827330 MS13-086: Description of the security update for Word 2007: October 8, 2013
- 2827329 MS13-086: Description of the security update for the Office Compatibility Pack: October 8, 2013
- 2826020 MS13-086: Description of the security update for Word 2003: October 8, 2013
The following are the known issues in security update 2826020 . For more information about these known issues, see security update 2826020 .
- Microsoft Update or Windows Update may offer this update even though you do not have a Microsoft Office 2003 application installed.
Article ID: 2885084 - Last Review: Oct 8, 2013 - Revision: 1