MS16-007: Description of the security update for Windows: January 12, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker is able to log on to a target system and run a specially crafted application.



To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-007.

More Information

Important

  • All future security and non-security 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.

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.

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 MS16-007 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

Windows8.1-KB3121918-x64.msu

94C1F533D5C80B1BC03080C5DDC64D8504F5282C

F8FE06E29BDFAA98582B9CFAB47C9C87EF4F3BF7E859D8CCFE56144988B41FC0

Windows8.1-KB3121918-x86.msu

A46E09B15AF1E30CDB2EC47E03D3BDCF507D0428

D3ED3CB47537F523BE90B54F979A58A4B0A31EBB52C309E82A8BAD120084CFE9

Windows6.1-KB3121918-x64.msu

9C9F205DCB539AC78F36389866561433DB182351

534B5F687876E333547261BFC545D23C1491B06284A5A6D6C6FE5025A24A8C7B

Windows6.1-KB3121918-x86.msu

8AC61D3E9DC9A3835B41083F34EC91CC6A795F02

3DE56A50D13981832306BC967CE3573961D6237D9BDBC994F340B0F49E4F4E55

Windows6.0-KB3121918-ia64.msu

651878CBC864A6DB190F9A5FC02947F5854D8BC8

8C66849E69093F00149FA21F9036134459BA404E793B6F1EED1C61849DF1767A

Windows8-RT-KB3121918-x64.msu

803BE8C1C0864A62255F498F25E2FF75762BF6BE

06B2403581FC01C2C630251A363A0AF167E17E791C83CD15A0301D594D9D8C08

Windows6.0-KB3121918-x64.msu

029C1531F7DC9EFB5116725C5DB1B5B279AE76EE

F00950F45FC2E7D9A830F362C8C416D97DC96E4D4199D721EF3D0E7CF9DBB264

Windows6.0-KB3121918-x86.msu

FA6BBC9BE5C500B8C5CD4F9D1467EEAED56A8884

01AD84A7E607580D46277FADC4B0ED76AF75AC0906595C90973165C117A9C9F8

Windows6.1-KB3121918-ia64.msu

5377C195830517ABBED34F4EA397AA9569EA79CD

349B8F415CFA92BA569B0A667ACC0D85C298BE75F70BA52A8910DCE7F601E1D6

Windows8-RT-KB3121918-x86.msu

43380A3211940A96CA562CD4D0AFBD22DBEB5323

1BF78E68C1AB81ECB3F892F2E02F6175A49A9A374E865EC73BD426F797614176


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 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 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

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

    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. 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

Advapi32.dll

6.3.9600.18155

685,432

08-Dec-2015

19:08

x64

Advapi32.dll

6.3.9600.18155

507,176

08-Dec-2015

19:07

x86

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Advapi32.dll

6.3.9600.18155

507,176

08-Dec-2015

19:07

x86

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

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.19091

879,104

08-Dec-2015

19:07

x64

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.23290

879,616

08-Dec-2015

18:58

x64

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.19091

641,536

08-Dec-2015

21:53

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.23290

643,072

08-Dec-2015

18:31

x86

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.19091

641,536

08-Dec-2015

21:53

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.23290

643,072

08-Dec-2015

18:31

x86

For all supported ia64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.19091

1,566,208

08-Dec-2015

18:20

IA-64

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.23290

1,567,232

08-Dec-2015

18:06

IA-64

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.19091

641,536

08-Dec-2015

21:53

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.1.7601.23290

643,072

08-Dec-2015

18:31

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

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.19555

1,963,520

08-Dec-2015

16:19

IA-64

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.23865

1,962,496

08-Dec-2015

16:00

IA-64

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.19431

3,298,816

27-Jun-2015

15:23

IA-64

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.23865

3,296,256

08-Dec-2015

16:01

IA-64

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.19431

678,400

27-Jun-2015

16:03

x86

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.23865

678,912

08-Dec-2015

16:32

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.19555

801,280

08-Dec-2015

17:01

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.23865

801,792

08-Dec-2015

16:31

x86

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.19555

1,065,984

08-Dec-2015

16:39

x64

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.23865

1,066,496

08-Dec-2015

16:21

x64

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.19431

1,304,576

27-Jun-2015

15:40

x64

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.23865

1,310,208

08-Dec-2015

16:22

x64

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.19431

678,400

27-Jun-2015

16:03

x86

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.23865

678,912

08-Dec-2015

16:32

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.19555

801,280

08-Dec-2015

17:01

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.23865

801,792

08-Dec-2015

16:31

x86

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.19555

801,280

08-Dec-2015

17:01

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.0.6002.23865

801,792

08-Dec-2015

16:31

x86

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.19431

783,872

27-Jun-2015

16:03

x86

Rpcrt4.dll

6.0.6002.23865

783,872

08-Dec-2015

16:32

x86

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 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

    6.2.920 0.17 xxx

    Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.21 xxx

    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.

  • 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

Advapi32.dll

6.2.9200.17591

897,024

08-Dec-2015

15:16

x64

Advapi32.dll

6.2.9200.21714

894,464

09-Dec-2015

06:37

x64

Advapi32.dll

6.2.9200.17592

703,488

08-Dec-2015

15:43

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.2.9200.21713

702,976

09-Dec-2015

01:38

x86

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Advapi32.dll

6.2.9200.17592

703,488

08-Dec-2015

15:43

x86

Advapi32.dll

6.2.9200.21713

702,976

09-Dec-2015

01:38

x86


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