MS16-004: Description of the security update for Word 2013: January 12, 2016

Van toepassing: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Word 2013


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 MS16-004.

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 Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3124585.

Improvements and fixes

This update also contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • When you try to insert an HTML file as an object in a Microsoft Word 2013 document, you receive the following error message:

    The program used to create this object is html file. That program is either not installed on your computer or it is not responding. To edit this object, install html file or ensure that any dialog boxes in html file are closed.
  • If the default input language is set to a language that is written by using Cyrillic characters, some keyboard shortcuts (for example, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V) don't work in Word 2013.
  • AUniversal Naming Convention (UNC) path that contains some full-width characters isn't resolved as a hyperlink in Word 2013.
  • It takes a long time to update the custom XML in the XML Mapping pane in Word 2013.

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 3124585.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released update KB3114342.