MS16-014: Description of the security update for Windows: February 9, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker is able to log on to a target system and run a specially crafted application. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-014.

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Important
  • All future security and non-security 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.

Known issues in this security update

  • After you install this security update, in certain configurations, when you change the domain account password, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:


    1326 ERROR_LOGON_FAILURE


    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    3155039 Error 1326 when you change domain account password in Windows
  • After you install this security update, you may receive an error message that resembles the following when you try to change your password though an untrusted domain:


    The security database on the server does not have a computer account for the workstation trust relationship


    For example, the problem can occur when you try to change your "domain B" password from a computer that is joined to "domain A" and trust from domain A to Domain B is not configured.

    This problem affects operating systems that use the "Windows Kerberos Security Feature Bypass" (related to CVE-2016-0049).

    Note The password is successfully changed even though the error message appears.

    The issue also occurs on systems running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.


    • To fix this issue for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, install security update 3140410.
    • To fix this issue for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, install update 3139921. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
      3139921 "No computer account for trust" error when you change domain account password in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

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
Get security updates automatically.
Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

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How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Article ID: 3126041 - Last Review: May 13, 2016 - Revision: 1

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