MS16-146: Description of the security update for Microsoft graphics component: December 13, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user either visits a specially crafted website or opens a specially crafted document. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-146.

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Important
  • 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.

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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How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Article ID: 3204724 - Last Review: Dec 13, 2016 - Revision: 1

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