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

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Word 2013


This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word if the software does not correctly handle .LNK files. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16933.

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 4484522.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
word2013-kb4486692-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 1E271E24EFFE8FAA0A24A2CDEFCA13C67E8B9069 03B60FF20FCA75325D886F9D76E02BBA6FA7A4CEFFEB4BD29FE70E5F50610B95
word2013-kb4486692-fullfile-x64-glb.exe 2CA2561DC37EFC6E585544257B5340A23B1C8461 8B61A887EE066AE2B219FACE06EAFB2F3B3DD3665601AFC093AB5B0691341A0B

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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