The patch to fix this issue is available now for ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, Engine and Server users.
Please refer to KB article 41680 for more information.Can’t install the patch or upgrade?
Usually, the shapefiles associated with this crash contain dBase files with a large number of fields. Converting the shapefiles to file geodatabase feature classes can help to work around the crashing.Contact Esri
For any and all error reports you receive, please send them to Esri with a valid email address. This enables us to identify and respond faster to issues impacting your work.
Kirsten P. - User Advocacy Group