MS16-139: Security update for Windows kernel: November 8, 2016

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Summary


This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker runs a specially crafted application to access sensitive information. A locally authenticated attacker could attempt to exploit this vulnerability by running a specially crafted application. By using this method, an attacker can gain access to information not intended to be available to the user. 

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-139.

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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.
  • 3198483 MS16-139: Description of the security update for Windows kernel: November 8, 2016
  • 3197867 November 2016 security only quality update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • 3197868 November 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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