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MS16-007: Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution: January 12, 2016


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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.

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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.

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Additional information about this security update


The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information.
  • 3108664 MS16-007: Description of the security update for Windows: January 12, 2016
  • 3109560 MS16-007: Description of the security update for Windows: January 12, 2016
  • 3110329 MS16-007: Description of the security update for Windows: January 12, 2016
  • 3121918 MS16-007: Description of the security update for Windows: January 12, 2016
  • 3121461 MS16-007: Description of the security update for Windows: January 12, 2016
  • 3124266 Cumulative Update for Windows 10: January 12, 2016
  • 3124263 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511: January 12, 2016
Security update deployment information

Windows Vista (all editions)

Reference table

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


Security update file namesFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3121918-x86.msu
Windows6.0-KB3109560-x86.msu
Windows6.0-KB3110329-x86.msu
Windows6.0-KB3108664-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3110329-x64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3108664-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationWUSA.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 informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121918
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3109560
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3110329
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3108664
Registry key verificationNote There is no registry key to confirm 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 namesFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3121918-x86.msu
Windows6.0-KB3109560-x86.msu
Windows6.0-KB3110329-x86.msu
Windows6.0-KB3108664-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3110329-x64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3108664-x64.msu
For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB3121918-ia64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3109560-ia64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3110329-ia64.msu
Windows6.0-KB3108664-ia64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationWUSA.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 informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121918
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3109560
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3110329
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3108664
Registry key verificationNote There is no registry key to confirm the presence of this update.

Windows 7 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
Security update file nameFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3121918-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB3109560-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB3110329-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB3121461-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB3108664-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3110329-x64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3121461-x64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3108664-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationTo 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 informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121918
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3109560
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3110329
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121461
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3108664
Registry key verificationNote There is no registry key to confirm the presence of this update.

Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
Security update file nameFor all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3110329-x64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3108664-x64.msu
For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB3121918-ia64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3109560-ia64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3110329-ia64.msu
Windows6.1-KB3108664-ia64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationTo 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 informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121918
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3109560
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3110329
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3108664
Registry key verificationNote There is no registry key to confirm the presence of this update.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
Security update file nameFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3121918-x86.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3109560-x86.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3110329-x86.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3121461-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3110329-x64.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3121461-x64.msu
For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3121918-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB3109560-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB3110329-x86.msu
Windows8.1-KB3121461-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB3110329-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB3121461-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationTo 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 informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121918
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3109560
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3110329
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121461
Registry key verificationNote There is no registry key to confirm the presence of this update.

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

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
Security update file nameFor all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows8-RT-KB3110329-x64.msu
For all supported editions of Windows Server 2012 R2:
Windows8.1-KB3121918-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB3109560-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB3110329-x64.msu
Windows8.1-KB3121461-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationTo 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 informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121918
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3109560
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3110329
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121461
Registry key verificationNote There is no registry key to confirm the presence of this update.

Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
DeploymentThese updates are available via Windows Update only.
Restart RequirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal InformationClick 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 InformationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3121918
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3110329

Windows 10 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software.
Security update file nameFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10:
Windows10.0-KB3124266-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10:
Windows10.0-KB3124266-x64.msu
For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10 Version 1511:
Windows10.0-KB3124263-x86.msu
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10 Version 1511:
Windows10.0-KB3124263-x64.msu
Installation switchesSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 934307
Restart requirementA system restart is required after you apply this security update.
Removal informationTo 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 informationSee Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3124266
See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3124263
Registry key verificationNote There is no registry key to confirm the presence of this update.

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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.
Method 2: Microsoft Download Center
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.

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More Information

How to obtain help and support for this security 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

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Article Info
Article ID : 3124901
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 1/12/2016
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