Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted document or to go to an untrusted webpage that contains embedded fonts.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-115.

More Information

Important

  • All future security and nonsecurity 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.

This security update was rereleased on November 11, 2015, for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to resolve the following issues:

  • Resolves crashing that occurred in all supported versions of Microsoft Outlook when users were reading certain emails.

  • Resolves crashing that occurred in supported versions of Microsoft PowerPoint when opening PowerPoint Presentations.

  • Resolves crashing that occurred in supported versions of Internet Explorer when browsing certain web pages such as groupware web pages in Internet Explorer.

  • Resolves problems that occurred while users were logging on to the system. For example, after a user restarted the computer and then pressed Ctrl+Alt+Delete at the logon screen, the screen flashed and then went black. The user was then unable to continue. There may be other, similar logon issues that are related to this issue.

Resolution for customers who are unable to log on to their Windows 7 computers:

If you cannot log on to your Windows 7-based computer because of the known issue mentioned earlier, we recommend that you uninstall security update 3097877 and then install all the latest updates from Windows Update.


The following section provides ways to uninstall the update:

If you have a digitizer device connected to your Windows 7 computer (such as a Wacom device), unplug that device and then continue with logon. After you are logged on, install all the latest updates from Windows Update.

  1. Access the System Recovery Options. To do this, restart the computer and repeatedly tap the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, try again. Wait until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shut down and then restart your computer. You must remove any floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer before you restart.

  2. Select Repair your Computer.alternate text

  3. Select the language, and then log on to the computer.alternate text

    Note If you do not know the local password, you must start by using a Windows 7 DVD or USB bootable media. Then, access System Recovery Options. For more information about how to obtain Windows 7 DVD or USB bootable media, visit the following Microsoft webpage:

    Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)

  4. Select System Restore from the menu:
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  5. Restore the last restore point. This uninstalls security update 3097877.

  6. Restart the computer into normal mode.


  1. Access the System Recovery Options. To do this, restart the computer and repeatedly tap the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, try again. Wait until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shut down and then restart your computer. You must remove any floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer before you restart.

  2. Select Repair your Computer. alternate text

  3. Select the language, and then log on to the computer.
    alternate text

    Note If you do not know the local password, you must start by using a Windows 7 DVD or USB bootable media. Then, access System Recovery Options. For more information about how to obtain Windows 7 DVD or USB bootable media, visit the following Microsoft webpage:

    Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)

  4. Select Command Prompt from the menu:
    alternate text

  5. At the command prompt, run the following command:


    dism /image:C:\ /get-packages

  6. Search the results for security update 3097877.
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    Note The package name in your computer might differ from above because it depends on your computer’s architecture. For example, instead of "x86", you may see "amd64".


    For more information about how to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Windows, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    827218How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or a 64-bit version of the Windows operating system

  7. Copy the package name, and paste it as shown:


    dism /image:C:\ /remove-package /PackageName:Package_for_KB3097877~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.1

  8. You receive a message that states that the uninstallation was successful.
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  9. Restart the computer into normal mode.


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
Get security updates automatically.

Note For Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.

You can get 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 MS15-115 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.

More 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 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 or Windows Server 2008 SP2

    SP2

    GDR

    6.0.6002.23xxx

    Windows Vista SP2 or 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

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.19525

2,068,480

17-Oct-2015

14:24

x86

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.23835

2,076,160

17-Oct-2015

14:18

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19525

1,748,992

17-Oct-2015

16:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23835

1,748,992

17-Oct-2015

15:29

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19525

1,839,616

17-Oct-2015

16:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23835

1,839,616

17-Oct-2015

15:29

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.19525

2,798,592

17-Oct-2015

14:35

x64

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.23835

2,801,152

17-Oct-2015

14:47

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19525

2,193,920

17-Oct-2015

15:41

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23835

2,194,432

17-Oct-2015

15:34

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19525

2,425,344

17-Oct-2015

15:41

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23835

2,425,856

17-Oct-2015

15:34

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19525

1,748,992

17-Oct-2015

16:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23835

1,748,992

17-Oct-2015

15:29

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19525

1,839,616

17-Oct-2015

16:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23835

1,839,616

17-Oct-2015

15:29

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.19525

6,699,008

17-Oct-2015

14:25

IA-64

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.23835

6,708,736

17-Oct-2015

14:23

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19525

4,913,152

17-Oct-2015

15:23

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23835

4,913,664

17-Oct-2015

14:59

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19525

5,268,992

17-Oct-2015

15:23

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23835

5,268,992

17-Oct-2015

14:59

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.19525

1,748,992

17-Oct-2015

16:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.6002.23835

1,748,992

17-Oct-2015

15:29

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.19525

1,839,616

17-Oct-2015

16:00

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.0.6002.23835

1,839,616

17-Oct-2015

15:29

x86

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information

  • 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

    6.1.7601.18xxx

    Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.7601.23xxx

    Windows 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.

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

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.19054

2,386,944

03-Nov-2015

17:46

x86

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.23259

2,395,648

03-Nov-2015

17:50

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.19054

1,723,904

03-Nov-2015

18:45

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.23259

1,723,904

03-Nov-2015

18:44

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.19054

1,625,600

03-Nov-2015

18:45

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.23259

1,627,136

03-Nov-2015

18:44

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.19054

3,211,264

03-Nov-2015

17:55

x64

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.23259

3,214,848

03-Nov-2015

18:01

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.19054

2,294,272

03-Nov-2015

18:56

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.23259

2,294,272

03-Nov-2015

19:03

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.19054

2,166,784

03-Nov-2015

18:56

x64

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.23259

2,167,296

03-Nov-2015

19:03

x64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.19054

1,723,904

03-Nov-2015

18:45

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.23259

1,723,904

03-Nov-2015

18:44

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.19054

1,625,600

03-Nov-2015

18:45

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.23259

1,627,136

03-Nov-2015

18:44

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.19054

7,505,408

03-Nov-2015

17:18

IA-64

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.23259

7,513,600

03-Nov-2015

17:21

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.19054

4,924,928

03-Nov-2015

18:02

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.23259

4,924,928

03-Nov-2015

19:12

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.19054

4,603,904

03-Nov-2015

18:02

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.23259

4,605,440

03-Nov-2015

19:12

IA-64

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.19054

1,723,904

03-Nov-2015

18:45

x86

Gdiplus.dll

5.2.7601.23259

1,723,904

03-Nov-2015

18:44

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.19054

1,625,600

03-Nov-2015

18:45

x86

Gdiplus.dll

6.1.7601.23259

1,627,136

03-Nov-2015

18:44

x86

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information

  • 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 0.17xxx

    Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.21xxx

    Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    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 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,172

11-Oct-2012

00:38

Not applicable

Win32k.sys

6.2.9200.17554

3,387,904

17-Oct-2015

13:29

x86

Win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,172

25-Jul-2012

20:33

Not applicable

Win32k.sys

6.2.9200.21671

3,375,104

17-Oct-2015

13:22

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,172

11-Oct-2012

00:37

Not applicable

Win32k.sys

6.2.9200.17554

4,063,744

17-Oct-2015

13:28

x64

Win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,172

25-Jul-2012

20:29

Not applicable

Win32k.sys

6.2.9200.21671

4,061,696

17-Oct-2015

13:20

x64

Wow64_win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,172

12-Feb-2013

00:14

Not applicable

Wow64_win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,172

12-Feb-2013

00:09

Not applicable

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information

  • 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

    6.3.920 0.17xxx

    Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues.

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

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,213

21-Aug-2013

23:39

Not applicable

Win32k.sys

6.3.9600.18093

3,521,536

17-Oct-2015

14:00

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,213

22-Aug-2013

06:44

Not applicable

Win32k.sys

6.3.9600.18093

4,176,384

17-Oct-2015

14:19

x64

Wow64_win32k.ptxml

Not applicable

4,213

21-Aug-2013

23:39

Not applicable


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