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MS13-086: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word could allow remote code execution: October 8, 2013

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

This update resolves security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word that could allow remote code execution when a specially crafted Word file is opened.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-086. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

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Known issues and additional information about this security update

The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information. If this is the case, the known issue is listed below each article link.
  • 2827330 MS13-086: Description of the security update for Word 2007: October 8, 2013
  • 2827329 MS13-086: Description of the security update for the Office Compatibility Pack: October 8, 2013
  • 2826020 MS13-086: Description of the security update for Word 2003: October 8, 2013

    The following are the known issues in security update 2826020. For more information about these known issues, see security update 2826020.

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Article ID: 2885084 - Last Review: 10/08/2013 17:43:00 - Revision: 1.0

  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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