MS15-005: Vulnerability in Network Location Awareness service could allow security feature bypass: January 13, 2015

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


This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that could allow security feature bypass by unintentionally relaxing the firewall policy or configuration of certain services. This unintentional behavior occurs when an attacker on the same network as the victim spoofs responses to DNS and LDAP traffic that is initiated by the victim.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-005. To learn more about this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates:
Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware:
Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
International Support

More Information

Note Windows Server 2003 is affected, but an update is not being issued for it. See the Update FAQ of bulletin MS15-005 for more information.

File information

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.