Description of the security update for vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2008 and WES09 and POSReady 2009: March 13, 2018

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 FoundationWindows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

Summary


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles objects in memory. 

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel improperly initializes objects in memory.

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

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.

Known issues in this security update


Symptom

Resolution
After you install this security update, you may receive a Stop error message that resembles the following when you log off the computer:
To resolve this known issue, apply update KB 4096310.

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, go to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

More Information


Windows Server 2008 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 times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and 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 times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

WES09 and POSReady 2009 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 times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and 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 times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.