December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials More

Summary


This security update resolves the following vulnerabilities in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2:

  • MS16-153 Security update for common log file system driver
  • MS16-151 Security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers
  • MS16-149 Security update for Microsoft Windows
  • MS16-147 Security update for Microsoft Uniscribe
  • MS16-146 Security update for Microsoft graphics component
  • MS16-144 Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

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Important

  • The security fixes that are listed in the "Summary" section of this Security Only Quality Update (3205400) are also included in the December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup, 3205401 . Installing either update 3205400 or 3205401 installs the security fixes that are listed here.


  • If you use update management processes other than Windows Update and you automatically approve all security updates classifications for deployment, both the December 2016 Security Only Quality Update 3205400  and December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup 3205401 are deployed. We recommend that you review your update deployment rules to make sure the desired updates are deployed.
  • This Security Only Quality Update is not applicable for installation on a computer where the Security Monthly Quality Rollup or Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup from December 2016 (or a later month) is already installed, because those updates contain all of the security fixes that are included in this Security Only Quality Update.
  • All future security and non-security updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your 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.

How to obtain and install the update


Microsoft Update Catalog

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

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