Description of the security update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013: March 13, 2018

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Server 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 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-0923.

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

Improvements and fixes

This security update fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • You cannot access a User Profile service application that’s hosted on a SharePoint Server 2016 farm from a SharePoint Server 2013 farm.

This security update also contains the following improvements:

  • Provides translation for the setting search loading behavior UI in SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Corrects the translation when you follow Hash Tag in the German version of SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Improves the indexing compatibility for some malformed PDF files.

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update Catalog

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

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 security update deployment information: March 13, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4011170.

File hash information

Package name Package hash SHA 1 Package hash SHA 2
coreserverloc2013-kb4018298-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 8834AA428DE41E558648AB85B4EB92DD4FBF1ECB CA950918D79C7997D93357B88A0A544D246D4339312CA9C35FE630873A85F746

File information

For the list of files this update 4018298 contains, download the file information for update 4018298.

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Windows Update FAQ

Security solutions for IT professionals: Security Support and Troubleshooting

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Secure

Local support according to your country: International Support

Propose a feature or provide feedback on SharePoint: SharePoint User Voice portal