MS13-074: Description of the security update for Access 2013: September 10, 2013

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This update resolves security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Access that could allow remote code execution when a specially crafted Access file is opened.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-074. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Known issues with this update

  • Customers may have been repeatedly offered this update even though it was already installed.

    Note This issue is resolved by a detection change released September 13, 2013. This change did not affect the updated files. This change only affects the way that we offer the updates to customers. Customers who have successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.

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Download information

This update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Microsoft Access 2013 (32-bit editions)

Microsoft Access 2013 (64-bit editions)

Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Access 2013 installed on the computer.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.

See Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer for more information.

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue.

See Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates for more information.

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace any previous security update.

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Article ID: 2810009 - Last Review: September 13, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Access 2013
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