MS15-081: Description of the security update for Office 2013: August 11, 2015

Summary
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 Security Bulletin MS15-081.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 installed on the computer.

For a complete list of affected versions of Microsoft Office software, see KB3080790.

Known issues

Starting on 8/12/15, users of 2007 Microsoft Office system who have not installed the update will no longer be able to access online templates. Instead, when they try to access online templates, a single template thumbnail appears with text telling them to update Office to regain access to templates. For more information, see http://aka.ms/2007. Be aware that 2007 Microsoft Office system users who have not installed this update are still vulnerable even when they do not appear to have access to online templates.

To attempt to access online templates in 2007 Microsoft Office system, click the Office Button, click New, and then either select an online templates category or search for templates.

While users of Office 2010 and Office 2013 who have not installed the update will not lose access to online templates, those customers are still vulnerable, so we strongly recommend that they install the updates.
How to obtain 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 turn on automatic updating, see Get security updates automatically.

Note For Microsoft Office 2013 RT Service Pack 1, this update is available from Microsoft Update only.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone 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 KB3080790.

File information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x86-based versions of Office 2013

File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
ieawsdc.dll.x64ieawsdc.dll15.0.4421.023824821-Jul-1510:27
ieawsdc.dll.x86ieawsdc.dll15.0.4421.019472821-Jul-1510:30

For all supported x64-based versions of Office 2013

File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
ieawsdc.dll.x64ieawsdc.dll15.0.4421.023824821-Jul-1510:27
ieawsdc.dll.x86ieawsdc.dll15.0.4421.019472821-Jul-1510:30

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support
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Article ID: 3039798 - Last Review: 08/14/2015 20:13:00 - Revision: 1.0

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