MS15-088 Description of the security update for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office: August 11, 2015

Summary

This security update helps resolve an information disclosure vulnerability in Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first have to use another vulnerability in Internet Explorer to run code in the sandboxed process. The attacker could then run Notepad, Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, or Word by using an unsafe command-line parameter to effect information disclosure. To be protected from the vulnerability, customers must apply the updates that are provided in this bulletin and also the update for Internet Explorer that is provided in MS15-079. Similarly, customers who are running an affected Office product must also install the applicable updates that are provided in MS15-081.


For more information about the updates that are required to address this vulnerability, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3080057, Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3080790, and Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3082442.


To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-088.

More Information

Important

  • All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.

  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see
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NoteĀ For Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, this update is available only through Windows Update.

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

Click the download link in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-088 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.

More Information


The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.


Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.0.6002.18xxx

    Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

    SP2

    GDR

    6.0.6002.23xxx

    Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

    SP2

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.19438

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:25

x86

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.23746

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:20

x86

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.19438

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:25

x86

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.23746

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:20

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.19438

169,472

09-Jul-2015

14:39

x64

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.23746

169,472

09-Jul-2015

14:57

x64

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.19438

169,472

09-Jul-2015

14:39

x64

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.23746

169,472

09-Jul-2015

14:57

x64

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.19438

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:25

x86

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.23746

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:20

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.19438

234,496

09-Jul-2015

14:30

IA-64

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.23746

234,496

09-Jul-2015

14:28

IA-64

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.19438

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:25

x86

Notepad.exe

6.0.6002.23746

151,040

09-Jul-2015

14:20

x86

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.1.7601.18xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.7601.22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.18917

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:42

x86

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.23120

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:39

x86

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.18917

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:42

x86

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.23120

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:39

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.18917

193,536

09-Jul-2015

17:57

x64

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.23120

193,536

09-Jul-2015

18:02

x64

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.18917

193,536

09-Jul-2015

17:57

x64

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.23120

193,536

09-Jul-2015

18:02

x64

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.18917

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:42

x86

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.23120

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:39

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.18917

264,704

09-Jul-2015

17:06

IA-64

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.23120

264,704

09-Jul-2015

17:05

IA-64

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.18917

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:42

x86

Notepad.exe

6.1.7601.23120

179,712

09-Jul-2015

17:39

x86

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.2.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.20 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.17434

233,984

09-Jul-2015

20:18

x86

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.21545

233,984

10-Jul-2015

01:17

x86

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.17434

233,984

09-Jul-2015

20:18

x86

Notepad.lnk

Not applicable

1,158

25-Jul-2012

20:24

Not applicable

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.21545

233,984

10-Jul-2015

01:17

x86

Notepad.lnk

Not applicable

1,158

25-Jul-2012

20:24

Not applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.17434

243,712

09-Jul-2015

21:47

x64

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.21545

243,712

10-Jul-2015

01:10

x64

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.17434

243,712

09-Jul-2015

21:47

x64

Notepad.lnk

Not applicable

1,158

25-Jul-2012

20:22

Not applicable

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.21545

243,712

10-Jul-2015

01:10

x64

Notepad.lnk

Not applicable

1,158

25-Jul-2012

20:22

Not applicable

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.17434

233,984

09-Jul-2015

20:18

x86

Notepad.exe

6.2.9200.21545

233,984

10-Jul-2015

01:17

x86

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.


For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.3.9600.17930

212,992

09-Jul-2015

16:30

x86

Notepad.exe

6.3.9600.17930

212,992

09-Jul-2015

16:30

x86

Notepad.lnk

Not applicable

1,158

21-Aug-2013

23:52

Not applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Notepad.exe

6.3.9600.17930

221,184

09-Jul-2015

17:13

x64

Notepad.exe

6.3.9600.17930

221,184

09-Jul-2015

17:13

x64

Notepad.lnk

Not applicable

1,158

22-Aug-2013

06:57

Not applicable

Notepad.exe

6.3.9600.17930

212,992

09-Jul-2015

16:30

x86


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