MS16-088: Description of the security update for SharePoint Foundation 2013: July 12, 2016

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 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 MS16-088.

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

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3170008.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • Updates SharePoint to reflect recent changes to the Cairo time zone.
  • If a SharePoint Server 2013 workflow uses the Send an email action to send an email message, the images in the rich text field of the email message aren't displayed.
  • Assume you start a workflow and try to assign the workflow to a user. When you search for a user by using the display name in the people picker control, you receive the "no exact match" error message that's expected to force confirmation of the match, but the returned entity is invalid.
  • When you expand or collapse a summary task that contains many subtasks, you receive the following error message:
    unable to get property 'callbacks' of undefined or null reference.

  • When you drag-and-drop a file in which the file name has special characters to a document library, the status keeps spinning and the status is never updated.
  • The preview view of a custom list doesn't display user fields correctly.
  • Screen readers can't detect the state of ribbon toggle buttons.
  • If a user posts a large picture on community discussion board and it exceeds the post body width, the large picture is truncated and the user can't see the Reply button.
  • Screen readers read the attachment icon in a custom list as "Attach16" instead of "Attachments."
  • You can't use a site template that has an empty folder to create sites.

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 KB3170008.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3114733.

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