MS16-144: Security update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage in Internet Explorer. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-144.

Additionally, this security update includes several nonsecurity-related fixes for Internet Explorer.




Install this security update (3203621) if you are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.


If you are running Internet Explorer 11 on Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2, install the December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.




If you are running Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, install the December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.


If you are running Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Server 2012, install the December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2012.







Additionally, see the following articles for information about the Windows 10, Windows 10 Version 1511, and Windows 10 Version 1607 cumulative updates:

Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016.


Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511: December 13, 2016.




Cumulative update for Windows 10: December 13, 2016.




How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Microsoft Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, see Windows Update: FAQ.

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

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

More Information

Nonsecurity-related fixes that are included in this security update
How to get help and support for this security update

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.
File hash information
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
Properties

Article ID: 3203621 - Last Review: Dec 15, 2016 - Revision: 1

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