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MS13-002: Description of the security update for XML Core Services 5.0: January 8, 2013


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS13-002. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites: 

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

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

Local support according to your country:
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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, you receive a message 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. For more information about why you may be prompted to restart, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

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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 in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains the 2007 Microsoft Office system. 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 of this issue.

For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates

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Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2596856 MS12-043 Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution

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File information

The English (United States) 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.
File NameFile VersionFile SizeDateTime

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Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 when used with:
    • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
    • Microsoft Word Viewer
    • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
    • Microsoft Expression Web Service Pack 1
    • Microsoft Expression Web 2

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Article Info
Article ID : 2687499
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 1/8/2013
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