MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008: September 8, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or goes to an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts.

To learn more about the vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-097.

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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
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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 MS15-097 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.

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


Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (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

    6.0.6002.19xxx

    Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

    SP2

    GDR

    6.0.6002.23xxx

    Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

    SP2

    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.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19466

1,748,992

06-Aug-2015

16:04

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23775

1,748,992

06-Aug-2015

15:32

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19466

1,839,616

06-Aug-2015

16:04

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23775

1,839,616

06-Aug-2015

15:32

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19466

2,193,920

06-Aug-2015

15:42

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23775

2,194,432

06-Aug-2015

15:35

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19466

2,425,344

06-Aug-2015

15:42

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23775

2,425,856

06-Aug-2015

15:35

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19466

1,748,992

06-Aug-2015

16:04

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23775

1,748,992

06-Aug-2015

15:32

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19466

1,839,616

06-Aug-2015

16:04

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23775

1,839,616

06-Aug-2015

15:32

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19466

4,913,152

06-Aug-2015

15:21

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23775

4,913,664

06-Aug-2015

15:03

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19466

5,268,480

06-Aug-2015

15:21

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23775

5,268,992

06-Aug-2015

15:03

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19466

1,748,992

06-Aug-2015

16:04

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23775

1,748,992

06-Aug-2015

15:32

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19466

1,839,616

06-Aug-2015

16:04

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23775

1,839,616

06-Aug-2015

15:32

x86


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