MS16-055: Description of the security update for Microsoft graphics component: May 10, 2016

Summary
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits a specially crafted website. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-055.
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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 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 MS16-055 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
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File Information

File hash information

File nameSHA1 hashSHA256 hash
Windows8.1-KB3156019-x86.msuAFE17CDE2F68DCA3A1298184D5077C78837CAF1A079EE24E67A7BA4781E3C03469EF23BFBF4491F936342EFE869A1D3B2060EB47
Windows6.1-KB3156019-ia64.msu32A5C94BC1886B4637014A25029D63DD5C6DCC2B3A1D14B1725DD8C18AE94210217238593DDF62F546018ED39F29EC61C54C15EB
Windows8-RT-KB3156019-x64.msuE773FCE170BD6DEA7BE634F54E856727B320330A9200F29E5047759CE0C6907AB3DFF4F95865B54A8B2CECD904E3071F823471BA
Windows6.1-KB3156019-x64.msu0B5A11F41322E7A835887B5FE5715BC4D133433349F4D16F8E3D44BD18432025A6C914941A8F5CEEC027D6B66F04CA89764AF23A
Windows8.1-KB3156019-x64.msu82E8CE24227A410671BF5C8CCAC0F183026838C274732F69207105DFAF5B965CB512590C674EAB5EFE5590DAF65EED8141D51E68
Windows6.1-KB3156019-x86.msu842FFB1D49C4540558396CAE3B599D1BEF9DD485DFE3DC97D59BCCF5462D6A50656A454BBAAE659822852EB5D48354AF6C7687E8
Windows6.0-KB3156019-ia64.msuBE5EE033107BBD042D3E7D410A1E6C995231E36777485E81C75509138777E64B21DBB60B95CB6E28B9D8C1B394297EC96C8BFB02
Windows6.0-KB3156019-x86.msu90EE62753C2BABBB114AC4A7B7B3F31AAD42CB353ECD02E436FF63D4B1EB19B1040428DD49E4F4C9D51B799516A654DBF4B3459A
Windows6.0-KB3156019-x64.msu5CA101CCC43AE5B8BDE1ED78732D6C38C5A169762770FCADDC332324EA01CFBA1B6FAD8A8659937E2157D39591E3667199D9333A

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 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 x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll6.3.9600.183021,489,08810-Apr-201604:21x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll6.3.9600.183021,763,37610-Apr-201604:21x64
Windowscodecs.dll6.3.9600.183021,489,08810-Apr-201604:21x86

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 1.23 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 ia64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll6.1.7601.234182,819,58409-Apr-201607:01IA-64
Windowscodecs.dll6.1.7601.234181,011,71209-Apr-201606:54x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll6.1.7601.234181,190,91209-Apr-201606:58x64
Windowscodecs.dll6.2.9200.218301,424,89609-Apr-201603:52x64
Windowscodecs.dll6.1.7601.234181,011,71209-Apr-201606:54x86
Windowscodecs.dll6.2.9200.218301,230,84809-Apr-201604:20x86
For all supported x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll6.1.7601.234181,011,71209-Apr-201606:54x86
Windowscodecs.dll6.2.9200.218301,230,84809-Apr-201604:20x86

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
Windowscodecs.dll6.2.9200.218311,590,27209-Apr-201605:50x64
Windowscodecs.dll6.2.9200.218311,319,93609-Apr-201606:24x86

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 ia64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.196362,818,04809-Apr-201619:59IA-64
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.239502,818,04809-Apr-201619:44IA-64
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.19636975,36009-Apr-201620:33x86
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.23950975,36009-Apr-201621:17x86
For all supported x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.19636975,36009-Apr-201620:33x86
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.23950975,36009-Apr-201621:17x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.196361,209,85609-Apr-201621:34x64
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.239501,209,85609-Apr-201620:48x64
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.19636975,36009-Apr-201620:33x86
Windowscodecs.dll7.0.6002.23950975,36009-Apr-201621:17x86
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Article ID: 3156019 - Last Review: 05/10/2016 17:12:00 - 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 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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