MS16-025: Security update for Windows library loading to address remote code execution: March 8, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Microsoft Windows fails to properly validate input before loading certain libraries. However, an attacker must first gain access to the local system with the ability to execute a malicious application.



To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-025.

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 MS16-025 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.

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Windows Vista (all editions)Reference table

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

Security update file names

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x86.msu

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

A system restart is required after you apply this security update.

Removal information

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

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3140709

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 all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x86.msu

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-x64.msu

For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3140709-ia64.msu

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

A system restart is required after you apply this security update.

Removal information

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

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3140709

Registry key verification

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


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

Windows6.0-KB3140709-x86.msu

50FE2872360219E4D8B2505E12816959625797D7

12ABCEDD55433F051BBF5B5EC63066AE7D28E0EAEB655C17BFE7CC8BABD15279

Windows6.0-KB3140709-ia64.msu

A1C9E5E7F07322423ED0D471F058212B3B67B170

2E392210FF70B46C573F9A264DBD415FCCE64FCF9BE75309EE21868E65A7117F

Windows6.0-KB3140709-x64.msu

51FE5464C6A54680B934691FEE9CF5B13CA9ADA3

186884626F98483A58AD3D57FBB2E01252BEA8984A186A36A1EB043C3A34FD25


The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

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 2.19xxx

    Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    GDR

    6.0.600 2.23xxx

    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 x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

18-Sep-2006

21:37

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.19598

515,584

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.19598

33,280

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.19598

65,536

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

07-May-2014

23:45

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.23910

515,584

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.23910

33,280

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.23910

66,048

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.19598

707,584

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6000.16386

1,098,752

02-Nov-2006

07:28

x86

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.19598

41,984

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.23910

707,584

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6002.23910

1,098,752

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.23910

41,984

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

For all supported ia64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

03-Jan-2008

18:52

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.19598

536,576

06-Feb-2016

00:47

IA-64

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.19598

49,152

06-Feb-2016

01:42

IA-64

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.19598

94,208

06-Feb-2016

00:47

IA-64

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

07-May-2014

23:45

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.23910

536,576

06-Feb-2016

00:44

IA-64

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.23910

49,664

06-Feb-2016

01:24

IA-64

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.23910

94,720

06-Feb-2016

00:44

IA-64

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.19598

1,765,376

06-Feb-2016

01:42

IA-64

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6001.18000

1,098,752

19-Jan-2008

06:36

IA-64

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.19598

110,080

06-Feb-2016

01:42

IA-64

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.23910

1,765,376

06-Feb-2016

01:24

IA-64

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6002.23910

1,098,752

06-Feb-2016

00:44

IA-64

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.23910

110,592

06-Feb-2016

01:24

IA-64

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

18-Sep-2006

21:37

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.19598

515,584

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.19598

33,280

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.19598

65,536

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

07-May-2014

23:45

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.23910

515,584

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.23910

33,280

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.23910

66,048

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.19598

707,584

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6000.16386

1,098,752

02-Nov-2006

07:28

x86

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.19598

41,984

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.23910

707,584

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6002.23910

1,098,752

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.23910

41,984

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

18-Sep-2006

21:35

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.19598

516,096

06-Feb-2016

00:56

x64

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.19598

35,328

06-Feb-2016

02:01

x64

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.19598

67,584

06-Feb-2016

00:56

x64

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

07-May-2014

23:45

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.23910

516,096

06-Feb-2016

01:01

x64

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.23910

35,328

06-Feb-2016

01:42

x64

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.23910

68,096

06-Feb-2016

01:01

x64

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.19598

893,440

06-Feb-2016

02:01

x64

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6000.16386

1,098,752

02-Nov-2006

07:57

x64

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.19598

50,176

06-Feb-2016

02:01

x64

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.23910

893,440

06-Feb-2016

01:42

x64

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6002.23910

1,098,752

06-Feb-2016

01:01

x64

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.23910

50,688

06-Feb-2016

01:42

x64

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

18-Sep-2006

21:37

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.19598

515,584

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.19598

33,280

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.19598

65,536

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Verisign.bmp

Not applicable

2,702

07-May-2014

23:45

Not applicable

Wab.exe

6.0.6002.23910

515,584

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabfind.dll

6.0.6002.23910

33,280

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

Wabmig.exe

6.0.6002.23910

66,048

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.19598

707,584

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6000.16386

1,098,752

02-Nov-2006

07:28

x86

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.19598

41,984

06-Feb-2016

02:12

x86

Wab32.dll

6.0.6002.23910

707,584

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86

Wab32res.dll

6.0.6002.23910

1,098,752

06-Feb-2016

00:37

x86

Wabimp.dll

6.0.6002.23910

41,984

06-Feb-2016

01:49

x86


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