MS16-138: Security update to Microsoft virtual hard drive: November 8, 2016

Applies to: Windows Server 2016 DatacenterWindows Server 2016 EssentialsWindows Server 2016 Standard More

Summary


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The Windows VHDMP kernel driver improperly handles user access to certain files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to manipulate files in locations that are not intended to be available to the user. 

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-138.

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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.

  • 3197873 November 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 3197874 November 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 3197876 November 2016 security only quality update for Windows Server 2012
  • 3197877 November 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012
  • 3198585 Cumulative update for Windows 10: November 8, 2016
  • 3200970 Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: November 8, 2016
  • 3198586 Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511: November 8, 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
Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel.

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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