MS16-059: Security update to Windows Media Center: May 10, 2016

Summary
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Windows Media Center opens a specially crafted Media Center link (.mcl) file that references malicious code. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than those who operate with administrative user rights.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-059.
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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 MS16-059 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-KB3150220-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3150220-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a system restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a system restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart your system.
Removal informationWUSA.exe does not support uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update 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 3150220
Registry key verificationNote A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Windows 7 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
Security update file nameFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3150220-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3150220-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a system restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a system restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart your system.
Removal informationTo uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, click View installed updates under Windows Update, and then select from the list of updates.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3150220
Registry key verificationNote A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Windows 8.1 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
Security update file nameFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3150220-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3150220-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307
Restart requirementIn some cases, this update does not require a system restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a system restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart your system.
Removal informationTo uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, click Windows Update, click Installed updates under See also, and then select from the list of updates.
File informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3150220
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
File Information

File hash information

File nameSHA1 hashSHA256 hash
Windows6.0-KB3150220-x86.msu44C4A7DD35484B67C72905D7DC39962D292363ABB3F2DE74058017EB4DFEDD53725978BB6FCB819729ED46D302298DD3E0014130
Windows8-RT-KB3150220-x64.msuAB4E044980F6BB15364F7165B4033B86BC7CB9200C6BB08546D76BDFC856130E816DC79A222FE182892E16B1CE39F441408A16DE
Windows8.1-KB3150220-x64.msu7E2493FDB9C285AC3901F8E05756E0833B539A0D359FABEF33505984C4FFE82461FD627E5444D115392A23C725E1143054BD2BD5
Windows8.1-KB3150220-x86.msu881389CD2CEC0384339DC6DEB15223D3637095552177E3F5202A0DACB5758DD6888E4B63843403D475C5C3ACFA33346A82340D8D
Windows6.0-KB3150220-x64.msuCC076F36F76A44AE01F3309706E8971DA45FFBFC6469BA54424DE1BDA97EDC1892FB59A49E2502D6BAC1416C2863EEC2D6F41F9B
Windows6.1-KB3150220-x86.msuF3529B8F2F21EA56C6E997FF654D59E4F65D2D6E954EAA0B624198E59B6EDF4CB1E38AA9F7BBD3A4DBCCD19B260A186700731482
Windows6.1-KB3150220-x64.msu4B29121B751476ED6B81AB570E2F607278D45824D1B0A420C292BBC73538E650620017E0CD4DB89CD5A0F22E147C42C060846143

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
Ehshell.dll6.0.6002.196344,059,13607-Apr-201622:49x86
Ehshell.dll6.0.6002.239484,059,13607-Apr-201622:49x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ehshell.dll6.0.6002.196344,059,13607-Apr-201622:52x86
Ehshell.dll6.0.6002.239484,059,13607-Apr-201622:52x86

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 0.17xxxWindows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.920 0.21xxxWindows 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
Ehshell.dll6.2.9200.218266,316,03206-Apr-201617:12x86

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 0.17xxxWindows 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
Ehshell.dll6.3.9600.182996,316,03207-Apr-201617:27x86
For all supported x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ehshell.dll6.3.9600.182996,316,03207-Apr-201617:27x86

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 1.18xxxWindows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.23xxxWindows 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 x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ehshell.dll6.1.7601.234346,307,84021-Apr-201615:52x86
Ehshell.dll6.1.7600.175455,696,91221-Apr-201615:04x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ehshell.dll6.1.7601.234346,307,84021-Apr-201615:52x86
Ehshell.dll6.1.7600.175455,696,91221-Apr-201615:18x86
malicious attacker exploit
Properties

Article ID: 3150220 - Last Review: 05/10/2016 17:50:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

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