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

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

Summary


An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles objects in memory, allowing an attacker to retrieve information from a targeted system.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2017-0190.

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Important

  • 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:

 

Update replacement

This update replaces previously released update 4017018.

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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