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

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-046. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites: 

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

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:

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To install this security update, you must have Service Pack 1for 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 update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. In this case, a message is displayed that advises you to restart.

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. For more information about why you may be prompted to restart the computer, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 
887012 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 security update 2956143.

Removal information

This security update cannot be removed.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in update 3039725, download the file information for update 3039725.