Security update for the Dxgkrnl.sys Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: May 9, 2017

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


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory incorrectly. An attacker who successfully exploits the vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the user’s system. On computers that have 64-bit Windows 7 or later systems installed, this vulnerability can lead to a denial of service.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2017-0077.

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.

Deployment information

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

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