MS16-151: Security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers: December 13, 2016

Applies to: Windows Server 2016 DatacenterWindows Server 2016 EssentialsWindows Server 2016 Standard More

Summary


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerabilities and take control of the affected system. 

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-151.

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Important
  • 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.

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.
  • 3204723 MS16-151: Description of the security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers: December 13, 2016
  • 3205400 December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 3205401 December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 3205408 December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2012
  • 3205409 December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012
  • 3205394 December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • 3207752 December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Additionally, see the following articles for more information about Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1511, Windows 10 version 1607, and Windows Server 2016:

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