Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, go to the following Microsoft website:
Update for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003Download the Rvkroots.exe package now.
Release date: December 12, 2013
Update for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2Customers should install the automatic updater of revoked certificates. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2813430 An update is available that enables administrators to update trusted and disallowed CTLs in disconnected environments in Windows
Enterprise customers who cannot use the automatic updater can obtain Rvkroots.exe from Windows Update catalog (KB2917500).
Update for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2
Because these systems are automatically protected, no action is needed. Enterprise customers who cannot use the automatic updater can obtain Rvkroots.exe from Windows Update catalog (KB2917500).
How to download Microsoft support filesFor information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online servicesMicrosoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.