MS17-008: Description of the security update for Hyper-V: March 14, 2017

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 FoundationWindows Server 2008 Standard


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an authenticated attacker on a guest operating system runs a specially crafted application that causes the Hyper-V host operating system to execute arbitrary code. Customers who have not enabled the Hyper-V role are not affected.
To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-008.

More Information

  • 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 Get security updates automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

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

File Information

File hash information

File nameSHA1 hashSHA256 hash

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x64-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Hvix64.exe6.0.6002.18688672,25631-Aug-201213:52x64 applicable1,38403-Apr-200921:20Not applicable
Hvix64.exe6.0.6002.24070642,04804-Mar-201702:36x64 applicable1,38407-Mar-201623:38Not applicable