Description of the security update for Word 2013: October 9, 2018

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Word 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 Security Advisory ADV180026 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-8504.

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

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 Windows Update: FAQ.

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 security update deployment information: October 9, 2018.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update KB 4032246.

File hash information

Package name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2013-kb4461457-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 28FF2422091672DBE80F0998ED9237DECBC8D9BD 657CD5B000EA0CD8B72AF69AFEB5E5E962A28CEE676931D8169ABA8CDD03341A
word2013-kb4461457-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 254A4BA0B6F1FFE397AB3E66F129BF1268FAA444 8DC0B118CBED3F343852E83C60A0F90D3B3B67233AD5C4D1D1B4E57216AF6059

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Protect yourself online 

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

Local support according to your country: International Support