MS16-005: Description of the security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers: January 12, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a malicious website.



To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-005.

More Information

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
Get security updates automatically.

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 MS16-005 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.

More Information

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 name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

Windows6.1-KB3124000-x64.msu

6A4F98D825E8462F8A6260C14C5ACB3C0A9AC1CD

CDE72F59652DF437BF4388A8E3670D0288FBFAB47322944CA3905CAB8280C101

Windows6.1-KB3124000-ia64.msu

F434A6A51FD33E2ACB93C8C6DE7B55D7BD967140

5FAAB9AC453417D3D5823783286D3B42F1F69D6C89AF3D7FE5911819225E82AA

Windows6.0-KB3124000-ia64.msu

395F2A24E7FE718C9A090A72E264FF1A7139741C

6FF265AA76D4AC2A6C8FC2E0CA1561C2D714E4BFB734A6E853B90A59A6F471FC

Windows6.0-KB3124000-x64.msu

914BA6B9A065BF1A8AB0F07905E4EF038625916C

60180660BC17DBE00316AC607E59D8C9FB0F37C2F2FB97642D5927892EEE29BB

Windows6.0-KB3124000-x86.msu

261E73EF76770FEF9BC7FA707CA477CFC7699AED

E91606E0C98BDD79BDED00B34E7FA502BD6A0D269DDBFC7B6C25A348869F3627

Windows6.1-KB3124000-x86.msu

76D3F8D559BA6CDDFF37412B8ADA7C052000F2AF

BC55E3E2D7C27140B1A460298756D8D59C8CFAD7BB02B747F0BF92499166BDBB


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). Be aware that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 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:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.1.760 1.18 xxx

    Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.760 1.23 xxx

    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.

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

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.19091

3,211,264

08-Dec-2015

17:58

x64

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.23290

3,214,848

08-Dec-2015

17:52

x64

For all supported ia64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.19091

7,506,432

08-Dec-2015

17:28

IA-64

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.23290

7,513,088

08-Dec-2015

17:15

IA-64

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.19091

2,386,944

08-Dec-2015

21:00

x86

Win32k.sys

6.1.7601.23290

2,395,648

08-Dec-2015

17:39

x86

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 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:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.0.600 2.19 xxx

    Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    GDR

    6.0.600 2.23 xxx

    Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

    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.

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

For all supported ia64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.19554

6,699,520

05-Dec-2015

15:25

IA-64

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.23864

6,709,248

05-Dec-2015

15:22

IA-64

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.19554

2,799,616

05-Dec-2015

15:34

x64

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.23864

2,801,664

05-Dec-2015

15:48

x64

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.19554

2,068,480

05-Dec-2015

15:24

x86

Win32k.sys

6.0.6002.23864

2,076,672

05-Dec-2015

15:18

x86


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