MS16-133: Description of the security update for Excel 2013: November 8, 2016

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Excel 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 MS16-133.

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 3199168.

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:
  • After the TableBinding object is added on matrix in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 crashes if the source is already bound and converted to matrix.
  • When you switch to other windows during a slicer operation in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 crashes.
  • GDI object leak occurs in the Find and Replace dialog box.

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. 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 KB3199168.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB3118284.

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