MS16-149: Description of the security update for Windows: December 13, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a locally authenticated attacker runs a specially crafted application. 

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-149.

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  • 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 Windows Update: FAQ.

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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Article ID: 3196726 - Last Review: Dec 13, 2016 - Revision: 1

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Starter

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