MS16-097: Description of the security update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business): August 9, 2016

Applies to: Microsoft Lync 2013Skype for Business


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype for Business that could allow remote code execution if a user either visits a specially crafted website or opens a specially crafted document. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-097.

For a complete list of affected software, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3177393.

More information about this security update

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 Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. To install the update, follow the installation instructions on the download page.


More Information

Update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3177393.


To install this security update, you must first have the following updates installed.

Update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3114944.