Security update for the Windows SMB Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: May 9, 2017

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

Summary


An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the way that the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server handles certain requests. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could craft a special packet. This could cause an information disclosure from the server.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to the Security Update Guide.

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Important

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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.

Deployment information


For deployment details for this security update, go to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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File Information



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 Server 2008 file information