MS16-144: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2016

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Summary

This security update resolves several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage in Internet Explorer. To learn more about the vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-144.

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Microsoft Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, see the "Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel" section of this Safety & Security Center article.

Note For Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Microsoft Update only.

You can get the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Go to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-144 to find the download links for this update.

More Information

The following article contains more information about this security update:

  • 3208481 MS16-144: Security update for Hlink.dll for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2016

  • 3204062 MS16-145: Cumulative security update for Microsoft Edge: December 13, 2016

  • 3203621 MS16-144: Security update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2016

  • 3205408 December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2012

  • 3205409 December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012

  • 3205394 December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • 3205397 December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • 3205400 December 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 3205401 December 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2








Additionally, see Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 update history.






Windows Vista (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software. 

Security update file names

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3203621-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3203621-x64.msu

For Microsoft Windows Hyperlink Object Library for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3208481-x86.msu

For Microsoft Windows Hyperlink Object Library for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3208481-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 uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update 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 3203621

Registry key verification

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

Windows Server 2008 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software. 

Security update file names

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3203621-x86.msu

For Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB3203621-x64.msu

For Microsoft Windows Hyperlink Object Library for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3208481-x86.msu

For Microsoft Windows Hyperlink Object Library for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3208481-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 uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3203621

Registry key verification

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

Windows 7 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3205394-x86.msu
Security Only

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3207752-x86.msu
Monthly Quality Roll-Up

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3205394-x64.msu
Security Only

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KBKB3207752-x64.msu
Monthly Quality Roll-Up

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307

Restart requirement

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

Removal information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205394
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3207752

Registry key verification

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

Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software. 

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3205394-x64.msu
Security Only

For Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KBKB3207752-x64.msu
Monthly Quality Roll-Up

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307

Restart requirement

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

Removal information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205394
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3207752

Registry key verification

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

Windows 8.1 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3205400-x86.msu
Security Only

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3205401-x86.msu
Monthly Quality Roll-Up

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3205400-x64.msu
Security Only

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:
IE11-Windows6.1-KB3205401-x64.msu
Monthly Quality Roll-Up

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307

Restart requirement

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

Removal information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, click Windows Update, and then under See also, click Installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205400
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205401

Registry key verification

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

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file name

For Internet Explorer 10 in all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB3205408-x86.msu
Security Only

For Internet Explorer 10 in all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB3205409-x86.msu
Monthly Quality Roll-Up

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported editions of Windows Server 2012 R2:
Windows8.1-KB3205400-x64.msu
Security Only

For Internet Explorer 11 in all supported editions of Windows Server 2012 R2:
Windows8.1-KB3205401-x64.msu
Monthly Quality Roll-Up

Installation switches

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307

Restart requirement

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

Removal information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, click Windows Update, and then under See also, click Installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205408
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205409
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205400
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3205401

Registry key verification

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

Windows RT 8.1 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software. 

Deployment

This update is available through Windows Update.

Restart Requirement

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

Removal Information

Click Control Panel, click System and Security, click Windows Update, and then under See also, click Installed updates. and then select from the list of updates.

File information

Not applicable

Windows 10 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software.

Security update file name

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10:
Windows10.0-KB3205383-x86.msu

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10:
Windows10.0-KB3205383-x64.msu

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10 Version 1511:
Windows10.0-KB3205386-x86.msu

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10 Version 1511:
Windows10.0-KB3205386-x64.msu

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10 Version 1607:
Windows10.0-KB3206632-x86.msu

For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10 Version 1607:
Windows10.0-KB3206632-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

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, click Windows Update, and then under See also, click Installed updates and select from the list of updates.

File information




See Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 update history.










Registry key verification

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



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