Description of the security update for Word 2013: April 14, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Word 2013

Summary


This security update resolves remote code execution vulnerabilities that exist when Microsoft Office incorrectly loads arbitrary type libraries. To learn more about the vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0760 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0980.

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


Some types of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) references might be affected by this update. For more information, see FAQ for VBA solutions affected by April 2020 Office security updates.

Note This change in behavior is caused by a design change in Office. The new behavior is by design. Therefore, a fix is not necessary and no mitigation will be provided.

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.

More Information


Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: April 14, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484231.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2013-kb4484319-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 04544D343CF66CA7C3B646E05E8908D90A51A879 B250449E170527A87E83ADB09818E146A398A552E1D790661DEE5C2AD3A6147B
word2013-kb4484319-fullfile-x64-glb.exe BEFBA314AEE5956DA3DD882B6DF27D946022EACB B50E5A31AF6523F7357DCE8E73F4C09883558A92C150587C13DE31D003C9F77A


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.

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