MS16-054: Description of the security update for Office 2013: May 10, 2016

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1


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 MS16-054.

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

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3155544.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • Translates the extension parts of contact card and phone number in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) doesn't show the extension of the telephone number of an Outlook contact. For example, only "(xxx) xxx-xxxx" is displayed if the telephone number is "(xxx) xxx-xxxx; xxxx."
  • You experience the following issues with SharePoint document versions if there's no Internet connection but only intranet connection:
    • The check in, check-out and versioning features don't work.
    • When you open a checked-out document, the check in button isn't visible.
    • When you select an earlier version in the version history, the version isn't opened.
    • After you save and close an edited document, the check in dialog isn't popped-up.

  • When you set accounts by using ADAL on third-party secure token services that aren't enabled for Windows Authentication in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2013 doesn't prompt for credentials.

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 get security updates automatically, see the "Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel" section of this Safety & Security Center article.

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 KB3155544.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3114553.

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