Summary

Windows elevation of privilege vulnerabilities exist in the following scenarios:

  • When Windows incorrectly handles calls to Win32k.sys.

  • When the Win32k component does not correctly handle objects in memory.

  • When the Windows kernel mode driver does not correctly handle objects in memory.

To learn more about these vulnerabilities, go to the following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). 

How to get 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 Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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.

Update information

Security update deployment information

For deployment details for this security update, go to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 

Security update deployment information: December 11, 2018

File information

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

WindowsXP-KB4473078-x86-Embedded-ENU.exe

2858CA4706ADD3D7AA39B20C931B2E1409EA90BE

F3986A262432F7AD31C0A6DB8706E08437377CB120D417A677CAD132BA946519

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 the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows XP file information

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

5.1.2600.7610

1,914,240

13-Nov-2018

05:28

x86

Updspapi.dll

6.3.13.0

382,840

01-Feb-2018

21:28

x86

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Protect yourself online 

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Local support according to your country: International Support

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