MS15-088 Description of the security update for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office: August 11, 2015

Summary
This security update helps resolve an information disclosure vulnerability in Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first have to use another vulnerability in Internet Explorer to run code in the sandboxed process. The attacker could then run Notepad, Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, or Word by using an unsafe command-line parameter to effect information disclosure. To be protected from the vulnerability, customers must apply the updates that is provided in this bulletin and also the update for Internet Explorer that is provided in MS15-079. Similarly, customers who are running an affected Microsoft Office product must also install the applicable updates that are provided in MS15-081.

For more information about the updates that are required to address this vulnerability, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3080057, Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3080790, and Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3082442.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-088.
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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 Get security updates automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

Click the download link in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-088 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.
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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 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
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.1944011,587,58411-Jul-201515:56x86
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.2374811,590,65611-Jul-201515:34x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.1944012,901,88811-Jul-201517:13x64
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.2374812,907,00811-Jul-201515:25x64
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.1944011,587,58411-Jul-201515:56x86
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.2374811,590,65611-Jul-201515:34x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.1944019,089,92011-Jul-201515:24IA-64
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.2374819,098,62411-Jul-201515:04IA-64
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.1944011,587,58411-Jul-201515:56x86
Shell32.dll6.0.6002.2374811,590,65611-Jul-201515:34x86

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
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.1891812,875,77610-Jul-201517:34x86
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.2312112,878,84810-Jul-201517:35x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.1891814,177,28010-Jul-201517:51x64
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.2312114,183,42410-Jul-201518:04x64
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.1891812,875,77610-Jul-201517:34x86
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.2312112,878,84810-Jul-201517:35x86

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.1891821,193,21610-Jul-201517:00IA-64
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.2312121,202,94410-Jul-201517:00IA-64
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.1891812,875,77610-Jul-201517:34x86
Shell32.dll6.1.7601.2312112,878,84810-Jul-201517:35x86

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support
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Article ID: 3079757 - Last Review: 08/11/2015 17:18:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

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