Security update for the Windows Explorer remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: July 11, 2017

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

Summary


A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Windows Explorer improperly handles executable files and shares during rename operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of another user. Users not running as administrators would be less affected.
To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2017-8463.

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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 Windows Update: FAQ.

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, see 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. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight-saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Server 2008 file information