MS16-057: Description of the security update for Windows shell: May 10, 2016

Summary
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker successfully convinces a user to browse to a specially crafted website that accepts user-provided online content, or convinces a user to open specially crafted content. An attacker who successfully exploits 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 impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights. 

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-057.
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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 MS16-057 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-KB3156059-x86.msu3715F1C1361377332038B0981E2612F3D04E846A46AAD8229975FA87331569F24CAEE23508BCE33B982536271F86982AEA8CB5F4
Windows8.1-KB3156059-x64.msu23F332F9C78AAAC223B862F58871BDAB244CFDE824269341D501648C0FDEB444547ACE412B1DB30FF1040A182E51B6D085A620B8

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
Windows.ui.dll6.3.9600.18302375,29609-Apr-201621:50x86
For all supported x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windows.ui.dll6.3.9600.18302534,01609-Apr-201621:58x64
Windows.ui.dll6.3.9600.18302375,29609-Apr-201621:50x86
malicious attacker exploit
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Article ID: 3156059 - Last Review: 05/10/2016 17:01:00 - 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

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