MS15-067: Description of the security update for Windows RDP: July 14, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Windows that could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a specially crafted sequence of packets to a targeted system that has the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server service enabled. By default, the RDP server service is not enabled on any Windows operating system. Systems that do not have the RDP server service enabled are not at risk. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-067.

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Important
  • All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates. 
  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see
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Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

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Note This update will be offered only to Windows 7-based computers that have the following update installed: 
2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7

Known issues with this security update

  • After you install or uninstall this security update, you may have to restart the computer two times.  

    Note We do not recommend that you uninstall any security update.
  • If you install this security update through Windows Update, together with some other updates, you may receive a 0x80070308 error message after several updates are installed. In this situation, restart your computer, and then try again to install the rest of the updates through Windows Update.
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Article ID: 3069762 - Last Review: Aug 6, 2015 - Revision: 1

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