MS12-081: Vulnerability in Windows file handling component could allow remote code execution: December 11, 2012

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-081. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

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More information about this security update

Known issues with this security update

  • This security update is not offered by Windows Update if update 2726535  is already applied on your computer. Additionally, if you try to install the stand-alone package of this security update, you receive a "The update is not applicable to your computer" error message. 

    To resolve this issue, uninstall update 2726535, and then install this security update. After this security update is applied, reinstall update 2726535.  

    Note There is no security risk that is introduced by this issue. The system is protected against the vulnerability that is described in Bulletin MS12-081 if update 2726535 is applied.  

FILE INFORMATION


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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 XP and Windows Server 2003 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific milestone (SPn) and service branch (QFE, GDR) are noted in the "SP requirement" and "Service branch" columns.
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. QFE service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this software update also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows XP
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 and of Windows XP Professional x64 edition
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

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:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6002. 18xxxWindows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2SP2GDR
    6.0.6002. 22xxxWindows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2SP2LDR
  • 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
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.7600. 16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.7600. 20xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.7601. 17xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.7601. 21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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Article ID: 2758857 - Last Review: May 16, 2013 - Revision: 1

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