MS15-046: Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2013 Word Automation Services: May 12, 2015

Introduction

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 Microsoft Word file in an affected version of Office.

Summary

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-046. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are 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

Download information

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

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.

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 installed on the computer.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this security update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this security 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.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces update 2965215.

Removal information

This security update cannot be removed.
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Article ID: 3023055 - Last Review: May 12, 2015 - Revision: 1

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