KB4013075 patches critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, and Silverlight

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

The March edition of Patch Tuesday brings a long list of security fixes and improvements for all versions of Windows, making security update KB4013075 one of the most important updates Microsoft has rolled out.

The update patches a series of severe vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Graphics Component on Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, Silverlight and Microsoft Lync. As Microsoft explains, these vulnerabilities could allow for remote execution of code if users either visit a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted document.

Update KB4013075 is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016.

KB4013075 individual update packages

For more information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions, check out the links listed below:

Microsoft Office:

  • KB3127945 MS17-013: Description of the security update for 2007 Microsoft Office Suite: March 14, 2017
  • KB3141535 MS17-013: Description of the security update for 2007 Microsoft Office Suite: March 14, 2017
  • KB3127958 MS17-013: Description of the security update for Office 2010: March 14, 2017
  • KB3178688 MS17-013: Description of the security update for Office 2010: March 14, 2017
  • KB3178693 MS17-013: Description of the security update for Word Viewer: March 14, 2017
  • KB3178653 MS17-013: Description of the security update for Word Viewer: March 14, 2017

Skype for Business:

  •  KB3172539 MS17-013: Description of the security update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business): March 14, 2017
  • KB3178656 MS17-013: Description of the security update for Skype for Business 2016: March 14, 2017

Silverlight:

  •  4013867 MS17-013: Description of the security update for Microsoft Graphics Component on Microsoft Silverlight 5: March 14, 2017

For the complete list of details, check out KB4013075’s support page.

You can download and install the individual update packages listed above through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updates, your computer will automatically download and install them. You can also download them from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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