This security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) validates certificates and how RDP loads certain binaries.
To learn more about the update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3073094.
To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-082.
- 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.
- This update will only be offered to computers that are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, and that have the following update installed:
2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
- After you install or uninstall this security update, you may have to restart the computer two times.
How to obtain and install the update
Method 1: Windows Update
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