MS15-093: Security update for Internet Explorer: August 18, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage by using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers 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 MS15-093.

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 and 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 MS15-093 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.
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More Information

Additional information about this security update

The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may also contain known issue information.

  • 3081444 Cumulative update for Windows 10: August 18, 2015

  • 3087985 Description of the security update for Internet Explorer: August 18, 2015

Windows Vista (all editions)Reference Table

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

Security update file names

For Internet Explorer 7 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 7 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

WUSA.exe does not support uninstalling updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3087985

Registry key verification

Note 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 names

For Internet Explorer 7 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 7 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 7 in all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3087985-ia64.msu

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3087985-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

WUSA.exe does not support uninstalling updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3087985

Registry key verification

Note 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 name

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:
IE10-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE10-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3087985

Registry key verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)Reference Table

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

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 8 in all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3087985-ia64.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE10-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3087985

Registry key verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (all editions)Reference Table

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

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 10 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 10 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3087985-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

To 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 information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3087985

Registry key verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)Reference Table

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

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 10 in all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB3087985-x64.msu

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported editions of Windows Server 2012 R2:
Windows8.1-KB3087985-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

To 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 information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3087985

Registry key verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1 (all editions)Reference Table

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

Deployment

This update is available via Windows Update.

Restart Requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal Information

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 information

Not applicable

Windows 10 (all editions)Reference Table

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

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10:
KB3081444-Win10-RTM-X86-TSL.msu


For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10:
KB3081444-Win10-RTM-X64-TSL.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

To 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 information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3081444

Registry key verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.



3081444

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

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Windows6.0-KB3087985-ia64.msu

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