December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

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


This security update also includes improvements and fixes from update 3197875. To learn more about the non-security improvements and fixes in this update, see the November 15, 2016—KB3197875 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) entry in the Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 update history.

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Important
  • The security fixes that are listed in the "Summary" section of this Security Monthly Quality Rollup (3205401) are also included in the December 2016 Security Only Quality Update, 3205400 . Installing either update installs the security fixes that are listed here. This Security Monthly Quality Rollup also includes improvements and fixes from previous monthly rollups.
  • If you use update management processes other than Windows Update and you automatically approve all security update classifications for deployment, both Security Monthly Quality Rollup 3205401  and December 2016 Security Only Quality Update 3205400 are deployed. We recommend that you review your update deployment rules to make sure that the desired updates are deployed.
  • 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.

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