MS16-122: Security update for Microsoft video control: October 11, 2016

Applies to: Windows 10Windows 10, version 1511Windows 10, version 1607 More

Summary


This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Microsoft Video Control fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. However, an attacker must first convince a user to open either a specially crafted file or a program from either a webpage or an email message.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-122.

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Important

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

  • 3190847 MS16-122: Description of the security update for Microsoft video control: October 11, 2016
  • 3192392 October 2016 security only quality update for Windows 8.1, and Windows 2012 R2
  • 3185331 October 2016 security monthly quality rollup for Windows 8.1, and Windows 2012 R2
  • 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.

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