MS16-059: Security update to Windows Media Center: May 10, 2016

Applies to: Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1 More

Summary


This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Windows Media Center opens a specially crafted Media Center link (.mcl) file that references malicious code. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than those who operate with administrative user rights.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-059.

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Important

  • 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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