MS15-070: Description of the security update for Word 2013: July 14, 2015


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-070.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 installed on the computer.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB3072620 .

Improvements and fixes

This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you view an email message that contains an image in the Reading Pane in the x64 version of Outlook 2013, an incorrect image may be displayed in the email message.
  • When you run a macro several times that calls the GetCrossReferenceItems method in a Word 2013 document, inconsistent results of cross-reference items may be returned.
  • When you try to save a co-authored Word document that has linked Excel objects in Word 2013, Word 2013 stops responding.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available from Microsoft Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Get security updates automatically.

Note For Microsoft Office 2013 RT Service Pack 1, this update is available from Microsoft Update only.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

More Information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article KB3072620 .

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update KB2965307 .
File information
How to obtain help and support for this security update

Article ID: 3054990 - Last Review: Feb 16, 2017 - Revision: 2

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT