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MS15-020: Description of the security update for Windows text services: March 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 a vulnerability in Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker successfully convinces a user to browse to a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted file.
Introduction
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-020. 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 this security update, some systems that use the Japanese input method editor (IME) may become unresponsive. Also, Windows Explorer may crash.

    To resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    3048778 Update 3033889 causes Windows Explorer to stop responding on some systems that use the Japanese IME

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.exe6.3.4.1293,16822-Jan-201502:07x64NoneNot applicable
Msctf.dll5.2.3790.5528635,39222-Jan-201502:05x64SP2SP2QFE
Wmsctf.dll5.2.3790.5528317,95222-Jan-201502:05x86SP2SP2QFE\WOW

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
Msctf.dll5.2.3790.5528317,95222-Jan-201501:59x86SP2SP2QFE

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1501,55222-Jan-201502:07IA-64NoneNot applicable
Msctf.dll5.2.3790.55281,011,71222-Jan-201502:05IA-64SP2SP2QFE
Wmsctf.dll5.2.3790.5528317,95222-Jan-201502:05x86SP2SP2QFE\WOW

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
    6.0.6002.23xxxWindows 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
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.19296807,93621-Jan-201502:02x86
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.23606807,93621-Jan-201501:36x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.192961,040,89621-Jan-201501:42x64
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.236061,040,89621-Jan-201501:26x64
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.19296807,93621-Jan-201502:02x86
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.23606807,93621-Jan-201501:36x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.192962,061,82421-Jan-201501:28IA-64
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.236062,061,82421-Jan-201501:08IA-64
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.19296807,93621-Jan-201502:02x86
Msctf.dll6.0.6002.23606807,93621-Jan-201501:36x86

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
    6.1.7601.18xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.7601.22xxxWindows 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
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.18731828,92817-Jan-201502:30x86
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.22937829,95217-Jan-201503:03x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.187311,067,52017-Jan-201502:48x64
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.229371,069,05617-Jan-201503:06x64
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.18731828,92817-Jan-201502:30x86
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.22937829,95217-Jan-201503:03x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.187312,098,17617-Jan-201502:21IA-64
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.229372,101,24817-Jan-201502:12IA-64
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.18731828,92817-Jan-201502:30x86
Msctf.dll6.1.7601.22937829,95217-Jan-201503:03x86

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 0.16 xxxWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.920 0.20 xxxWindows 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
Msctf.dll6.2.9200.17243892,41620-Jan-201505:10x86
Msctf.dll6.2.9200.21361888,83219-Jan-201523:40x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msctf.dll6.2.9200.172431,120,25620-Jan-201506:41x64
Msctf.dll6.2.9200.213611,117,18419-Jan-201523:29x64
Msctf.dll6.2.9200.17243892,41620-Jan-201505:10x86
Msctf.dll6.2.9200.21361888,83219-Jan-201523:40x86

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msctf.dll6.3.9600.176641,123,84821-Jan-201505:15x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msctf.dll6.3.9600.176641,384,71221-Jan-201505:54x64
Msctf.dll6.3.9600.176641,123,84821-Jan-201505:15x86
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Article ID: 3033889 - Last Review: 03/18/2015 00:11:00 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

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