Description of the security update for Office 2013: October 13, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft Office 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 the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16930.

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?).

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: October 13, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4011104.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
vbe72013-kb4484435-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 6F351D15E7FFFF41485439F01510D5AF96CC1E30 AE7A9D140830CABA90A52AEB2C6BC963FA6C70F4D16247A447F80C65829F838F
vbe72013-kb4484435-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 8598FF168036DB4B8BFB2EC2167048637AF2484C E12803DB14E7CE7CE68502E257FF1DA12A739B5F83A3D6B316C3054CF17F34F9

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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