Package Name KB Number Release Date
SharePoint Foundation 2013
SharePoint Server 2013
KB3172456

KB3172497

March 2017

 

March 14, 2017, cumulative update for SharePoint Foundation 2013 (KB3172456)

Note This is build 15.0.4911.1001 of the cumulative update package.

We recommend that you test those hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and security updates that were included with the previous SharePoint Foundation 2013 update package releases.

Important notes about the cumulative update package

  • The Microsoft Office 2013 hotfixes are now multilingual. This cumulative update package contains updates for all languages.
  • This cumulative update package includes all the server component packages. Additionally, this cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.

Improvements and issues that this cumulative update fixes

This cumulative update package includes cloud hybrid search capability to SharePoint Server 2013. Learn about cloud hybrid search for SharePoint.

This update also fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

MS17-014: Description of the security update for SharePoint Foundation 2013: March 14, 2017

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • When you browse to the action links of a question or answer (such as the Edit or Reply link) in a discussions list, no context of that message appear in the action links. Therefore, screen readers can’t detect the context of the message that you focus on. The update adds a simple text string to all action links that are part of the message body.
  • In an announcements list, the email attachment of an email item is lost if the attached .eml file title contains specific characters.
  • After you enter and format text in a table of a content editor web part in a site in Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer scrolls the page unexpectedly.
  • If your permission isn’t enabled on the Manage Permissions page, you don’t receive email notification as expected even if you are granted permissions.
  • When you try to apply a filter to a list view, you receive the following error message if this view is grouped by a calculated column:

SqlError: ‘ORDER BY items must appear in the select list if SELECT DISTINCT is specified.

  • After you migrate from classic-mode to claims-based authentication in Microsoft SharePoint 2013, you receive an exception when you try to access the SPFileVersion.CreatedBy property of a document.
  • When the subject line of a SharePoint alert email is longer than 75 characters and contains a mix of single-byte and double-byte characters, a carriage return line feed (CLRF) can occur between the two bytes of a double-bite character, causing the string to get corrupted..
  • Headings structure is incorrect in blogs basic view.
  • When you start a crawl for a web application that’s migrated from SharePoint Server 2010, the crawl fails, and the content isn’t searchable. This issue occurs because the connector retrieves the TenantId property two times.
  • When you open a document in Word Web App, you receive the following error message if there are special characters in the URL of the document:

Sorry, there was a problem and we can’t open this document.

  • When you try to restore a site that’s backed up in a site collection, you receive the following error message if the site collection lock is set to No Access:

Access to the web site has been blocked. The site isn’t accessible and isn’t displayed on Central Admin.

  • It’s difficult for a screen reader to understand the structure between sections on a discussion board because there’s only one heading. This update adds h2 and h3 labels to discussion boards for better screen reading.
  • In SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises, you can’t not be redirected to SharePoint Online to create sites.

March 14, 2017, update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3178644)

Improvements and fixes

Translates some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.

March 14, 2017, update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3162061)

Improvements and fixes

    • Improves the cache update efficiency of the Alternative Access Mapping (AAM) feature in a search.
    • Adds translations for several group membership strings in multiple languages.
    • Translates some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
    • This update fixes the following issues:
  • After you run the Spelling Check function for an element on a form, focus goes to the background page instead of the element on the current form.
  • SafeHTML does not support the tel: protocol.
  • When you start a crawl for a web application that’s migrated from SharePoint Server 2010, the crawl fails and the content isn’t searchable. This issue occurs because the connector retrieves the TenantId property for two times.
  • When you issue a query to a remote SharePoint farm, the query fails and you receive the following error message:

    Something went wrong.

    This issue occurs after you install November 8, 2016, update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3127928).

  • Assume that you set English as the default language and another language as the second language for a site collection. After you rename an item by using the second language in the site collection, the quick launch menu and site navigation may not be displayed. This issue occurs because the language packs aren’t loaded into the cache correctly.
  • When you use the user interface (UI) to enter the value of the managed metadata column of a list, the managed metadata field picker and the text box are aligned in separate rows instead of one row. In this situation, more space is taken than before. This issue occurs after you install July 12, 2016, update for SharePoint Foundation 2013 (KB3115297).
  • When you export eDiscovery search results, preserved attachments aren’t exported.
  • Assume that you work in a multi-farm environment (a SharePoint Server 2013 environment that has publishing and consuming farms). When you click a followed site in the Newsfeed on My Site, you receive a 404 error because of an invalid URL.
  • In a SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises environment, you can’t be redirected to SharePoint Online to create sites.

March 14, 2017, cumulative update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3172497)

Improvements and issues that this cumulative update fixes

This cumulative update package includes cloud hybrid search capability to SharePoint Server 2013. Learn about cloud hybrid search for SharePoint.

This update also fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

MS17-014: Description of the security update for Excel Services on SharePoint Server 2013: March 14, 2017

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 MS17-014.

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

SharePoint 2013 – March 2017 CU – KB3172456 and KB3172497

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