Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker runs a specially crafted application to access sensitive information. A locally authenticated attacker could attempt to exploit this vulnerability by running a specially crafted application. By using this method, an attacker can gain access to information not intended to be available to the user. 

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-139.

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Important

  • 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.

Additional information about this security update

The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information.

  • 3198483 MS16-139: Description of the security update for Windows kernel: November 8, 2016

  • 3197867 November 2016 security only quality update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • 3197868 November 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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Windows Vista (all editions)
Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.


Security update file names

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3198483-x86.msu

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3198483-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You must restart the system after you apply this security update.

Removal information

WUSA.exe does not support uninstalling updates. To uninstall an update that is installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3198483

Registry key verification

Note This update does not add a registry key to validate its installation.

Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.


Security update file names

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3198483-x86.msu

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3198483-x64.msu

For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3198483-ia64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307

Restart requirement

You must restart the system after you apply this security update.

Removal information

WUSA.exe does not support uninstalling updates. To uninstall an update that is installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3198483

Registry key verification

Note This update does not add a registry key to validate its installation.

Windows 7 (all editions)
Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.


Security update file name

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3197867-x86.msu
Security Only

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7
Windows6.1-KB3197868-x86.msu
Monthly Rollup

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3197867-x64.msu
Security Only

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3197868-x64.msu
Monthly Rollup

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307

Restart requirement

You must restart the system after you apply this security update.

Removal information

To uninstall an update that is installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3197867
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3197868

Registry key verification

Note This update does not add a registry key to validate its installation.

Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.


Security update file name

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3197867-x64.msu
Security Only

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3197868-x64.msu
Monthly Rollup

For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3197867-ia64.msu
Security Only

For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3197868-ia64.msu
Monthly Rollup

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307

Restart requirement

You must restart the system after you apply this security update.

Removal information

To uninstall an update that is installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3197867
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3197868

Registry key verification

Note This update does not add a registry key to validate its installation.


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