MS15-010: Vulnerability in Windows kernel could allow elevation of privilege: February 10, 2015

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials


This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted document or visit an untrusted website that contains embedded TrueType fonts.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-010. To learn more about this security bulletin:

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Known issues with this security update

  • After you install security update 3013455, you may notice some decrease in text quality in certain scenarios. The problem occurs only on systems that are running one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista SP2
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2
    To resolve this issue, install update 3037639. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    3037639 Fix for text quality degradation after security update 3013455 (MS15-010) is installed
This issue is resolved by security update 3034344 which is described in security bulletin MS15-023.


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.