MS15-116: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2013: November 10, 2015

S’applique à : Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1PowerPoint 2013


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-116.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 installed on the computer. After you apply this security update, you may see a popup window that states that a website wants to open web content in protected mode in Internet Explorer. See Updates to change the way that Internet Explorer interacts with features in Microsoft Office applications for more information.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3104540.

Improvements and fixes

  • Improves PowerPoint 2013 robustness when you select monitor preferences for slide show view.
  • PowerPoint 2013 saves document links after you do the Update Links operation.
  • Adds the insert picture API to Office Add-ins for Word 2013, Excel 2013, and PowerPoint 2013.
  • This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
    • Slide show touch toolbar doesn't disappear on an external monitor in presenter view in PowerPoint 2013.
    • After you exit slide show of a presentation in PowerPoint 2013, the topology stays extended but isn't changed to duplicate.
    • When you copy and paste a shape programmatically into a presentation in PowerPoint 2013, the shape isn't pasted as expected. For example, the shape may appear on an incorrect slide. Or another shape may take on unexpected formatting.

How to get 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 get 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 KB3104540.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update 3055029.