MS16-135: Description of the security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers: November 8, 2016

Summary

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerabilities and take control of an affected system.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-135.

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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 Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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

Windows6.0-KB3194371-x64.msu

6460D4026A97D715F83A3456B384A9F43A72621C

7E5292BECDEB305C11186DF3C3F0235C0F5AFA054AC4370B4D18CE7D6B49C811

Windows6.0-KB3194371-ia64.msu

B9819D0378F99969AC05D3C49DBE4DB2645F4EF2

3697C80EDC5EC95E854A730407360D69EDEE7AD32714F6DB7F1808D194A61235

Windows6.0-KB3194371-x86.msu

A5B6CE91A2602762AF0210102192B0999E60D985

D0EBF006C8D85BF533C7BC8A0EC668EF425CA40CF14666FDF717E82F197F4197


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 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

Bowser.sys

6.0.6002.19698

90,112

04-Oct-2016

14:41

x64

Bowser.sys

6.0.6002.24021

90,112

04-Oct-2016

14:40

x64



For all supported ia64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Bowser.sys

6.0.6002.19698

226,304

04-Oct-2016

14:22

IA-64

Bowser.sys

6.0.6002.24021

226,304

04-Oct-2016

14:20

IA-64



For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Bowser.sys

6.0.6002.19698

69,120

04-Oct-2016

14:22

x86

Bowser.sys

6.0.6002.24021

69,120

04-Oct-2016

14:20

x86


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