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MS16-025: Security update for Windows library loading to address remote code execution: March 8, 2016

Summary
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Microsoft Windows fails to properly validate input before loading certain libraries. However, an attacker must first gain access to the local system with the ability to execute a malicious application.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-025.
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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 MS16-025 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.
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Security update deployment information

Windows Vista (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file namesFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationWUSA.exe does not support the uninstallation of updates. To uninstall an update that's installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3140709
Registry key verificationNote A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Windows Server 2008 (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file namesFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x64.msu
For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-ia64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationWUSA.exe does not support the uninstallation of updates. To uninstall an update that's installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then select from the list of updates.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3140709
Registry key verificationNote A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

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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File Information

File hash information

File nameSHA1 hashSHA256 hash
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x86.msu50FE2872360219E4D8B2505E12816959625797D712ABCEDD55433F051BBF5B5EC63066AE7D28E0EAEB655C17BFE7CC8BABD15279
Windows6.0-KB3140709-ia64.msuA1C9E5E7F07322423ED0D471F058212B3B67B1702E392210FF70B46C573F9A264DBD415FCCE64FCF9BE75309EE21868E65A7117F
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x64.msu51FE5464C6A54680B934691FEE9CF5B13CA9ADA3186884626F98483A58AD3D57FBB2E01252BEA8984A186A36A1EB043C3A34FD25

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

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 2.19xxxWindows Vista or Windows Server 2008SP2GDR
    6.0.600 2.23xxxWindows 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 x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70218-Sep-200621:37Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.19598515,58406-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.1959833,28006-Feb-201602:12x86
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.1959865,53606-Feb-201600:37x86
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70207-May-201423:45Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.23910515,58406-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.2391033,28006-Feb-201601:49x86
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.2391066,04806-Feb-201600:37x86
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.19598707,58406-Feb-201602:12x86
Wab32res.dll6.0.6000.163861,098,75202-Nov-200607:28x86
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.1959841,98406-Feb-201602:12x86
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.23910707,58406-Feb-201601:49x86
Wab32res.dll6.0.6002.239101,098,75206-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.2391041,98406-Feb-201601:49x86
For all supported ia64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70203-Jan-200818:52Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.19598536,57606-Feb-201600:47IA-64
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.1959849,15206-Feb-201601:42IA-64
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.1959894,20806-Feb-201600:47IA-64
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70207-May-201423:45Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.23910536,57606-Feb-201600:44IA-64
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.2391049,66406-Feb-201601:24IA-64
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.2391094,72006-Feb-201600:44IA-64
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.195981,765,37606-Feb-201601:42IA-64
Wab32res.dll6.0.6001.180001,098,75219-Jan-200806:36IA-64
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.19598110,08006-Feb-201601:42IA-64
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.239101,765,37606-Feb-201601:24IA-64
Wab32res.dll6.0.6002.239101,098,75206-Feb-201600:44IA-64
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.23910110,59206-Feb-201601:24IA-64
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70218-Sep-200621:37Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.19598515,58406-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.1959833,28006-Feb-201602:12x86
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.1959865,53606-Feb-201600:37x86
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70207-May-201423:45Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.23910515,58406-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.2391033,28006-Feb-201601:49x86
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.2391066,04806-Feb-201600:37x86
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.19598707,58406-Feb-201602:12x86
Wab32res.dll6.0.6000.163861,098,75202-Nov-200607:28x86
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.1959841,98406-Feb-201602:12x86
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.23910707,58406-Feb-201601:49x86
Wab32res.dll6.0.6002.239101,098,75206-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.2391041,98406-Feb-201601:49x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70218-Sep-200621:35Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.19598516,09606-Feb-201600:56x64
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.1959835,32806-Feb-201602:01x64
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.1959867,58406-Feb-201600:56x64
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70207-May-201423:45Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.23910516,09606-Feb-201601:01x64
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.2391035,32806-Feb-201601:42x64
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.2391068,09606-Feb-201601:01x64
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.19598893,44006-Feb-201602:01x64
Wab32res.dll6.0.6000.163861,098,75202-Nov-200607:57x64
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.1959850,17606-Feb-201602:01x64
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.23910893,44006-Feb-201601:42x64
Wab32res.dll6.0.6002.239101,098,75206-Feb-201601:01x64
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.2391050,68806-Feb-201601:42x64
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70218-Sep-200621:37Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.19598515,58406-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.1959833,28006-Feb-201602:12x86
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.1959865,53606-Feb-201600:37x86
Verisign.bmpNot applicable2,70207-May-201423:45Not applicable
Wab.exe6.0.6002.23910515,58406-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabfind.dll6.0.6002.2391033,28006-Feb-201601:49x86
Wabmig.exe6.0.6002.2391066,04806-Feb-201600:37x86
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.19598707,58406-Feb-201602:12x86
Wab32res.dll6.0.6000.163861,098,75202-Nov-200607:28x86
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.1959841,98406-Feb-201602:12x86
Wab32.dll6.0.6002.23910707,58406-Feb-201601:49x86
Wab32res.dll6.0.6002.239101,098,75206-Feb-201600:37x86
Wabimp.dll6.0.6002.2391041,98406-Feb-201601:49x86
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Article ID: 3140709 - Last Review: 03/08/2016 18:11:00 - Revision: 1.0

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