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 these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16929 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16954.

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 4484517.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
graph2013-kb4486688-fullfile-x86-glb.exe A75A18EE058CAF958E2AEAA2368ADDEB31C24BB4 5090CD7D66D585BBFF0AE486F95DBFD874FBF2FFC5C3160AFED1243BE0D03477
graph2013-kb4486688-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 8CC07CEA45475AD5C7531139B92642AD1AF9A13B 5E76EBA72DAB7086FF60EC2A12EF23A2FAC36AB5C247B463C9C35D8EE6E9B188

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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