Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted requests to a DNS server.



To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-071.

More Information

Important

  • This security update is only applicable to Windows-based servers that have the DNS server role installed.

  • All future security and non-security updates for Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your 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.

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 MS16-071 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-RT-KB3161951-x64.msu

10E1A74CAA81D940B02D757F720742C050EFDAEE

E19F07F5AF56E94E5F1D70CDFD3EA26751B3BC9BD67525D6A8A3F4921DC99684

Windows8.1-KB3161951-x64.msu

E9E5FD14FB481BA01409D18527A92E83CF5DFCC1

E3AB42BC76267647E2AD2E31EFCA38B5E3D558838FE70CC5E8793927C48F4F18


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 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 0.17xxx

    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.

  • 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

Cache.dns

Not applicable

3,198

02-Jun-2012

14:30

Not applicable

Dns.exe

6.2.9200.21872

1,537,536

12-May-2016

22:16

x64

Dnsserver.events.xml

Not applicable

609

02-Jun-2012

14:30

Not applicable

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 0.16 xxx

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

    RTM

    GDR

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

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

    RTM

    GDR

    6.3.960 0.18 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

Cache.dns

Not applicable

3,198

18-Jun-2013

14:43

Not applicable

Dns.exe

6.3.9600.18340

1,736,704

13-May-2016

21:52

x64

Dnsserver.events.xml

Not applicable

609

18-Jun-2013

14:43

Not applicable


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