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MS12-078: Description of the security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers: December 11, 2012

INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-078. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

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 and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 file information
  • The files that apply to a specific milestone (SPn) and service branch (QFE, GDR) are noted in the "SP requirement" and "Service branch" columns.
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. QFE service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this software update also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows XP

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Win32k.sys5.1.2600.63221,866,36813-Nov-201201:25x86SP3SP3GDR
Win32k.sys5.1.2600.63221,875,45613-Nov-201211:20x86SP3SP3QFE

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 and of Windows XP Professional x64 edition

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.50944,579,32813-Nov-201217:53x64SP2SP2GDR
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.50944,596,73613-Nov-201217:50x64SP2SP2QFE

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.50941,864,70413-Nov-201202:16x86SP2SP2GDR
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.50941,876,48013-Nov-201202:39x86SP2SP2QFE

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.50945,615,61613-Nov-201217:53IA-64SP2SP2GDR
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.50945,633,02413-Nov-201217:50IA-64SP2SP2QFE
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6002.18xxxWindows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2SP2GDR
    6.0.6002.22xxxWindows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2SP2LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.187332,048,00013-Nov-201201:36x86
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.229772,055,68013-Nov-201201:17x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.187332,770,43213-Nov-201201:55x64
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.229772,772,48013-Nov-201201:58x64

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.187336,656,51213-Nov-201201:28IA-64
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.229776,666,75213-Nov-201201:00IA-64
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.7600.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.7600.20xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.7601.17xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.7601.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.1.7600.171742,344,96022-Nov-201207:43x86
Win32k.sys6.1.7600.213792,353,66422-Nov-201203:04x86
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.180092,345,98422-Nov-201202:56x86
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.221712,354,68822-Nov-201203:23x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.1.7600.171743,147,26422-Nov-201208:20x64
Win32k.sys6.1.7600.213793,151,87222-Nov-201203:41x64
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.180093,149,82422-Nov-201203:26x64
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.221713,151,87222-Nov-201203:28x64

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.1.7600.171747,451,64822-Nov-201207:38IA-64
Win32k.sys6.1.7600.213797,456,76822-Nov-201202:57IA-64
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.180097,444,48022-Nov-201202:43IA-64
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.221717,450,11222-Nov-201202:59IA-64
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.2.9200.16xxxWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.9200.20xxxWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012RTMLDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.ptxmlNot Applicable4,17207-Nov-201223:37Not Applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.164533,401,72808-Nov-201203:57x86
Win32k.ptxmlNot Applicable4,17207-Nov-201223:39Not Applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.205573,401,72808-Nov-201203:57x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.ptxmlNot Applicable4,17207-Nov-201223:36Not Applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.164534,056,57608-Nov-201203:59x64
Win32k.ptxmlNot Applicable4,17207-Nov-201223:37Not Applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.205574,056,57608-Nov-201204:00x64
Wow64_win32k.ptxmlNot Applicable4,17207-Nov-201223:37Not Applicable
Wow64_win32k.ptxmlNot Applicable4,17207-Nov-201223:39Not Applicable
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