Servicing stack update for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1: July 14, 2020

Applies to: Windows 7 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Applies to


  • Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)

Summary


This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing stack updates (SSU) makes sure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.

This update also addresses an elevation of privilege vulnerability that exists when the Windows Modules Installer improperly handles file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain elevated privileges. The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Windows Modules Installer properly handles file operations. For more information, see CVE-2020-1346 | Windows Modules Installer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.

Important Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

How to get this update


Method 1: Windows Update 

This update is available through Windows Update. It will be downloaded and installed automatically.  

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog 

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Windows Server Update Services

This update is also available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Prerequisites 

You must have the following updates installed before you apply this update. If you use Windows Update, these updates will be offered automatically as needed.

Restart information 

You do not have to restart your device after you apply this update.

Removal information

Servicing stack updates (SSUs) make changes to how updates are installed and cannot be uninstalled from the device.

Update replacement information 

This update replaces the previously released update KB4562030.

File Information


File verification


File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

References


For information on SSUs, see the following articles:

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.