MS16-123: Security update for kernel-mode drivers: October 11, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerabilities and take control of an affected system.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-123.

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Important

  • All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, 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.

Additional information about this security update


The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information.

  • 3192892 MS16-123: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: October 11, 2016
  • 3191203 MS16-120 and MS16-123: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: October 11, 2016
  • 3192392 October 2016 security only quality update for Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 3185331 October 2016 security monthly quality rollup for Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 3192393 October 2016 security only quality update for Windows Server 2012
  • 3185332 October 2016 security monthly quality rollup for Windows Server 2012
  • 3192391 October 2016 security only quality update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • 3185330 October 2016 security monthly quality rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • 3192440 Cumulative update for Windows 10: October 11, 2016
  • 3194798 Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: October 11, 2016
  • 3192441 Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511: October 11, 2016

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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Note For Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

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Article ID: 3192892 - Last Review: Oct 11, 2016 - Revision: 1

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