MS15-020: Description of the security update for Windows text services: March 10, 2015

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

Summary


This security update resolves a vulnerability in Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker successfully convinces a user to browse to a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted file.

Introduction


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-020. 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


Known issues with this security update

  • After you install this security update, some systems that use the Japanese input method editor (IME) may become unresponsive. Also, Windows Explorer may crash.

    To resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    3048778 Update 3033889 causes Windows Explorer to stop responding on some systems that use the Japanese IME

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.