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MS15-010: Vulnerability in Windows kernel could allow elevation of privilege: February 10, 2015

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Summary
This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted document or visit an untrusted website that contains embedded TrueType fonts.
INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-010. To learn more about this security bulletin:

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 Windows-based computer from viruses and malware:Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:International Support
More information

Known issues with this security update

  • After you install security update 3013455, you may notice some decrease in text quality in certain scenarios. The problem occurs only on systems that are running one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista SP2
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2
    To resolve this issue, install update 3037639.For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    3037639 Fix for text quality degradation after security update 3013455 (MS15-010) is installed
This issue is resolved by security update 3034344 which is described in security bulletin MS15-023.
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 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 x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1293,16809-Jan-201502:20x64NoneNot applicable
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.55134,658,68809-Jan-201502:17x64SP2SP2QFE

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1221,48816-May-201403:14x86NoneNot applicable
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.55131,890,81609-Jan-201501:51x86SP2SP2QFE

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1501,55209-Jan-201502:20IA-64NoneNot applicable
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.55135,681,66409-Jan-201502:17IA-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. 18 xxxWindows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2SP2GDR
    6.0.6002. 23 xxxWindows 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.sys6.0.6002.192792,063,36009-Jan-201500:20x86
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.235882,071,04009-Jan-201500:15x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.192792,790,91209-Jan-201500:34x64
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.235882,793,47209-Jan-201500:44x64

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.192796,678,01609-Jan-201500:19IA-64
Win32k.sys6.0.6002.235886,688,25609-Jan-201500:18IA-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
    6.1.7601. 18 xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.7601. 22 xxxWindows 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.sys6.1.7601.187132,380,28809-Jan-201501:45x86
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.229192,388,99209-Jan-201501:52x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.187133,201,53609-Jan-201502:03x64
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.229193,204,60809-Jan-201502:05x64

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.187137,504,89609-Jan-201501:42IA-64
Win32k.sys6.1.7601.229197,507,96809-Jan-201501:38IA-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
    6.2.920 0.16xxxWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.920 0.20xxxWindows 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 applicable4,17211-Oct-201200:38Not applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.172263,400,70409-Jan-201504:06x86
Win32k.ptxmlNot applicable4,17225-Jul-201220:33Not applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.213433,389,44008-Jan-201523:28x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.ptxmlNot applicable4,17211-Oct-201200:37Not applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.172264,061,69609-Jan-201504:33x64
Win32k.ptxmlNot applicable4,17225-Jul-201220:29Not applicable
Win32k.sys6.2.9200.213434,059,13608-Jan-201523:28x64
Wow64_win32k.ptxmlNot applicable4,17212-Feb-201300:14Not applicable
Wow64_win32k.ptxmlNot Applicable4,17212-Feb-201300:09Not applicable

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.ptxmlNot applicable4,21321-Aug-201323:39Not applicable
Win32k.sys6.3.9600.176303,550,72010-Jan-201507:38x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Win32k.ptxmlNot applicable4,21322-Aug-201306:44Not applicable
Win32k.sys6.3.9600.176304,175,87210-Jan-201508:22x64
Wow64_win32k.ptxmlNot applicable4,21321-Aug-201323:39Not applicable
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Article ID: 3013455 - Last Review: 04/17/2015 00:34:00 - Revision: 4.0

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