Application crashes if it contains VBA macros in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You run an application or an add-in on a Windows RT 8.1, a Windows 8.1 or a Windows Server 2012 R2-based device.
  • The application or the add-in contains Visual Basic for Application (VBA) macros.
In this scenario, the application or the add-in crashes.

Cause


This issue occurs because a stack overflow exception generates when the Format function calls the VarFormat function.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, install update 2919355.

Update information

For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  
2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.