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MS16-007: Description of the security update for Windows: January 12, 2016

Summary
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker is able to log on to a target system and run a specially crafted application.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-007.
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Important
  • All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.
  • 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.

Note For Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.

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 MS16-007 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.
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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
File Information

File hash information

File nameSHA1 hashSHA256 hash
Windows8.1-KB3121918-x64.msu94C1F533D5C80B1BC03080C5DDC64D8504F5282CF8FE06E29BDFAA98582B9CFAB47C9C87EF4F3BF7E859D8CCFE56144988B41FC0
Windows8.1-KB3121918-x86.msuA46E09B15AF1E30CDB2EC47E03D3BDCF507D0428D3ED3CB47537F523BE90B54F979A58A4B0A31EBB52C309E82A8BAD120084CFE9
Windows6.1-KB3121918-x64.msu9C9F205DCB539AC78F36389866561433DB182351534B5F687876E333547261BFC545D23C1491B06284A5A6D6C6FE5025A24A8C7B
Windows6.1-KB3121918-x86.msu8AC61D3E9DC9A3835B41083F34EC91CC6A795F023DE56A50D13981832306BC967CE3573961D6237D9BDBC994F340B0F49E4F4E55
Windows6.0-KB3121918-ia64.msu651878CBC864A6DB190F9A5FC02947F5854D8BC88C66849E69093F00149FA21F9036134459BA404E793B6F1EED1C61849DF1767A
Windows8-RT-KB3121918-x64.msu803BE8C1C0864A62255F498F25E2FF75762BF6BE06B2403581FC01C2C630251A363A0AF167E17E791C83CD15A0301D594D9D8C08
Windows6.0-KB3121918-x64.msu029C1531F7DC9EFB5116725C5DB1B5B279AE76EEF00950F45FC2E7D9A830F362C8C416D97DC96E4D4199D721EF3D0E7CF9DBB264
Windows6.0-KB3121918-x86.msuFA6BBC9BE5C500B8C5CD4F9D1467EEAED56A888401AD84A7E607580D46277FADC4B0ED76AF75AC0906595C90973165C117A9C9F8
Windows6.1-KB3121918-ia64.msu5377C195830517ABBED34F4EA397AA9569EA79CD349B8F415CFA92BA569B0A667ACC0D85C298BE75F70BA52A8910DCE7F601E1D6
Windows8-RT-KB3121918-x86.msu43380A3211940A96CA562CD4D0AFBD22DBEB53231BF78E68C1AB81ECB3F892F2E02F6175A49A9A374E865EC73BD426F797614176

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). Be aware that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information

Notes
  • 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
    6.3.960 0.17 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • 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.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.3.9600.18155685,43208-Dec-201519:08x64
Advapi32.dll6.3.9600.18155507,17608-Dec-201519:07x86
For all supported x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.3.9600.18155507,17608-Dec-201519:07x86

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information

Notes
  • 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:
    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.1.760 1.18 xxxWindows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.23 xxxWindows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 LDR
  • 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.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.19091879,10408-Dec-201519:07x64
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.23290879,61608-Dec-201518:58x64
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.19091641,53608-Dec-201521:53x86
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.23290643,07208-Dec-201518:31x86
For all supported x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.19091641,53608-Dec-201521:53x86
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.23290643,07208-Dec-201518:31x86
For all supported ia64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.190911,566,20808-Dec-201518:20IA-64
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.232901,567,23208-Dec-201518:06IA-64
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.19091641,53608-Dec-201521:53x86
Advapi32.dll6.1.7601.23290643,07208-Dec-201518:31x86

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information

Notes
  • 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:
    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.0.600 2.19 xxxWindows Vista or Windows Server 2008SP2GDR
    6.0.600 2.23 xxxWindows Vista or Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • 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.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.
For all supported ia64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.195551,963,52008-Dec-201516:19IA-64
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.238651,962,49608-Dec-201516:00IA-64
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.194313,298,81627-Jun-201515:23IA-64
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.238653,296,25608-Dec-201516:01IA-64
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.19431678,40027-Jun-201516:03x86
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.23865678,91208-Dec-201516:32x86
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.19555801,28008-Dec-201517:01x86
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.23865801,79208-Dec-201516:31x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.195551,065,98408-Dec-201516:39x64
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.238651,066,49608-Dec-201516:21x64
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.194311,304,57627-Jun-201515:40x64
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.238651,310,20808-Dec-201516:22x64
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.19431678,40027-Jun-201516:03x86
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.23865678,91208-Dec-201516:32x86
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.19555801,28008-Dec-201517:01x86
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.23865801,79208-Dec-201516:31x86
For all supported x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.19555801,28008-Dec-201517:01x86
Advapi32.dll6.0.6002.23865801,79208-Dec-201516:31x86
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.19431783,87227-Jun-201516:03x86
Rpcrt4.dll6.0.6002.23865783,87208-Dec-201516:32x86

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information

Notes
  • 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:
    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.2.920 0.17 xxxWindows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.920 0.21 xxxWindows 8, Windows RT, or 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.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.2.9200.17591897,02408-Dec-201515:16x64
Advapi32.dll6.2.9200.21714894,46409-Dec-201506:37x64
Advapi32.dll6.2.9200.17592703,48808-Dec-201515:43x86
Advapi32.dll6.2.9200.21713702,97609-Dec-201501:38x86
For all supported x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.2.9200.17592703,48808-Dec-201515:43x86
Advapi32.dll6.2.9200.21713702,97609-Dec-201501:38x86
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Article ID: 3121918 - Last Review: 01/12/2016 18:30:00 - Revision: 1.0

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

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