Description of the security update for Word 2013: December 10, 2019

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Word 2013


This security update resolves a denial of service vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word software if the software does not correctly handle objects in memory. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2019-1461.

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

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It doesn't apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (see What version of Office am I using?).

Known issues

You may receive the following error message when you open a file that is protected by Information Rights Management:

To resolve this issue, install Office update 3172523.

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 standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the standalone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

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Download security update 4484094 for the 32-bit version of Word 2013

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Download security update 4484094 for the 64-bit version of Word 2013

More Information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: December 10, 2019.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4475547.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2013-kb4484094-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 791864B9CB090C52DD8004C6B81044BCF9FF386E BA5265B92509DA195FC4E75635B1D799235E082CFC174F992BD21B64BE009818
word2013-kb4484094-fullfile-x64-glb.exe CA7909F706B834F2945767333C58F88F94F106D1 D650D7F44976F028C4544EE69CB8E82343B8EE46031EC160E2CA9A1F918FB51B

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 Security

Local support according to your country: International Support