When attempting to protect an Excel 2013 spreadsheet or workbook with a password, Excel.exe will crash on setting up and entering the password. This is caused by Sticky Password. By adding excel.exe and excelcnv.exe to the list of ignored apps in Sticky Password, Excel works fine. This was not an issue in previous versions of MS Office. Also Word 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 do not crash nor do they need to be added to the SP ignored app list.
Below is the Event Log info on an Excel crash.
Faulting application name: EXCEL.EXE, version: 15.0.4454.1000, time stamp: 0x509a3b7b
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000e4
Faulting process id: 0x49c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdff5ea24ca124
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\EXCEL.EXE
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: ec2ad112-6b51-11e2-bef2-0019d16d6468
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID: