MS16-040: Security update for Microsoft XML core services: April 12, 2016

2017-01-07T22:38:26
ID KB3148541
Type mskb
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2016-09-06T16:37:36

Description

<html><body><p>Resolves a vulnerability in Windows that could allow remote code execution if a user clicks a specially crafted link that could allow an attacker to run malicious code remotely to take control of the user’s system. However, in all cases an attacker would have no way to force a user to click a specially crafted link. An attacker would have to convince a user to click the link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or Instant Messenger message.</p><h2>Summary</h2><div class="kb-summary-section section">This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user clicks a specially crafted link that could allow an attacker to run malicious code remotely to take control of the user’s system. However, in all cases an attacker would have no way to force a user to click a specially crafted link. An attacker would have to convince a user to click the link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or Instant Messenger message.<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>To learn more about the vulnerability, see <a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-040" id="kb-link-2" target="_self">Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-040</a>. </div><h2>More Information</h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><span class="text-base">Important </span><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2919355" id="kb-link-3" target="_self">2919355</a> to be installed. We recommend that you install update <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2919355" id="kb-link-4" target="_self">2919355</a> on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates. </li><li>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 <a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825699" id="kb-link-5" target="_self">Add language packs to Windows</a>.<br/></li></ul></div><h2>Additional information about this security update</h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><br/>The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information.<br/><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li><a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-6" target="_self">3146963</a> MS16-040: Description of the security update for Microsoft XML core services: April 12, 2016</li><li><a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3147461" id="kb-link-7" target="_self">3147461</a> Cumulative Update for Windows 10: April 12, 2016</li><li><a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3147458" id="kb-link-8" target="_self">3147458</a> Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4: April 12, 2016</li></ul></div><h2>How to obtain and install the update</h2><div class="kb-resolution-section section"><a class="bookmark" id="obtaintheupdate"></a><h3 class="sbody-h3">Method 1: Windows Update</h3><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-expanded">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 <br/><a href="https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/updates.aspx" id="kb-link-10" target="_self">Get security updates automatically</a>.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Note</span> For Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.<br/></div><div class="faq-section" faq-section=""><div class="faq-panel"><div class="faq-panel-heading" faq-panel-heading=""><span class="link-expand-image"><span class="faq-chevron win-icon win-icon-ChevronUpSmall"></span></span><span class="bold btn-link link-expand-text"><span class="bold btn-link">Method 2: Microsoft Download Center</span></span></div><div class="faq-panel-body" faq-panel-body=""><span><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-collapsed">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.<br/><br/>Click the download link in <a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-040" id="kb-link-11" target="_self">Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-040</a> that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running. <br/></div><br/></span></div></div></div></div><h2>More Information</h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><div class="faq-section" faq-section=""><div class="faq-panel"><div class="faq-panel-heading" faq-panel-heading=""><span class="link-expand-image"><span class="faq-chevron win-icon win-icon-ChevronUpSmall"></span></span><span class="bold btn-link link-expand-text"><span class="bold btn-link">Security update deployment information<br/></span></span></div><div class="faq-panel-body" faq-panel-body=""><span><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-collapsed"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows Vista (all editions)<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Security update file names</span></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.0-KB3146963-x86.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.0-KB3146963-x64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Installation switches</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/934307" id="kb-link-12" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">WUSA.exe does not support uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, and then click <span class="text-base">Security</span>. Under Windows Update, click <span class="text-base">View installed updates</span>, and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-13" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3146963</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Registry key verification</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Note</span> A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.</td></tr></table></div><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows Server 2008 (all editions)<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Security update file names</span></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.0-KB3146963-x86.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.0-KB3146963-x64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.0-KB3146963-ia64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Installation switches</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/934307" id="kb-link-14" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">WUSA.exe does not support uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, and then click <span class="text-base">Security</span>. Under Windows Update, click <span class="text-base">View installed updates</span>, and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-15" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3146963</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Registry key verification</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Note</span> A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.</td></tr></table></div><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows 7 (all editions)<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Security update file name</span></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.1-KB3146963-x86.msu </span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.1-KB3146963-x64.msu </span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Installation switches</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/934307" id="kb-link-16" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, click <span class="text-base">System and Security</span>, and then under Windows Update, click <span class="text-base">View installed updates</span>, and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-17" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3146963</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Registry key verification</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Note</span> A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.</td></tr></table></div><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Security update file name</span></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.1-KB3146963-x64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows6.1-KB3146963-ia64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Installation switches</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/934307" id="kb-link-18" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the <span class="text-base">/Uninstall</span> setup switch or click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, click <span class="text-base">System and Security</span>, and then under Windows Update, click <span class="text-base">View installed updates</span>, and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-19" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3146963</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Registry key verification</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Note</span> A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.</td></tr></table></div><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows 8.1<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Security update file name</span></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows8.1-KB3146963-x86.msu </span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows8.1-KB3146963-x64.msu </span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Installation switches</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/934307" id="kb-link-20" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the <span class="text-base">/Uninstall</span> setup switch or click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, click <span class="text-base">System and Security</span>, click <span class="text-base">Windows Update</span>, and then under See also, click <span class="text-base">Installed updates</span> and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-21" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3146963</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Registry key verification</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Note</span> A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.</td></tr></table></div><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Security update file name</span></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows8-RT-KB3146963-x64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012 R2:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows8.1-KB3146963-x64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Installation switches</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/934307" id="kb-link-22" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the <span class="text-base">/Uninstall</span> setup switch or click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, click <span class="text-base">System and Security</span>, click <span class="text-base">Windows Update</span>, and then under See also, click <span class="text-base">Installed updates</span> and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-23" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3146963</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Registry key verification</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Note</span> A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.</td></tr></table></div><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows RT 8.1<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Deployment</span></td><td class="sbody-td">These updates are available via <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21130" id="kb-link-24" target="_self">Windows Update</a> only.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart Requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal Information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">Click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, click <span class="text-base">System and Security</span>, click <span class="text-base">Windows Update</span>, and then under See also, click <span class="text-base">Installed updates</span> and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File Information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3146963" id="kb-link-25" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3146963</a></td></tr></table></div><h4 class="sbody-h4">Windows 10 (all editions)<br/></h4><span class="text-base">Reference Table</span><br/><br/>The following table contains the security update information for this software.<br/><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Security update file name</span></td><td class="sbody-td">For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows10.0-KB3147461-x86.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows10.0-KB3147461-x64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 10 Version 1511:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows10.0-KB3147458-x86.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"></td><td class="sbody-td">For all supported x64-based editions of Windows 10 Version 1511:<br/><span class="text-base">Windows10.0-KB3147458-x64.msu</span></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Installation switches</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/934307" id="kb-link-26" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Restart requirement</span></td><td class="sbody-td">A system restart is required after you apply this security update.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Removal information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the <span class="text-base">/Uninstall</span> setup switch or click <span class="text-base">Control Panel</span>, click <span class="text-base">System and Security</span>, click <span class="text-base">Windows Update</span>, and then under See also, click <span class="text-base">Installed updates</span> and select from the list of updates.</td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">File information</span></td><td class="sbody-td">See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3147461" id="kb-link-27" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3147461</a><br/>See <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/3147458" id="kb-link-28" target="_self">Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3147458</a></td></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Registry key verification</span></td><td class="sbody-td"><span class="text-base">Note</span> A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.</td></tr></table></div></div><br/></span></div></div></div><div class="faq-section" faq-section=""><div class="faq-panel"><div class="faq-panel-heading" faq-panel-heading=""><span class="link-expand-image"><span class="faq-chevron win-icon win-icon-ChevronUpSmall"></span></span><span class="bold btn-link link-expand-text"><span class="bold btn-link">How to obtain help and support for this security update</span></span></div><div class="faq-panel-body" faq-panel-body=""><span><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-collapsed">Help for installing updates: <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527" id="kb-link-29" target="_self">Support for Microsoft Update</a><br/><br/>Security solutions for IT professionals: <a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/security/bb980617.aspx" id="kb-link-30" target="_self">TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support</a><br/><br/>Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_virsec_master" id="kb-link-31" target="_self">Virus Solution and Security Center</a><br/><br/>Local support according to your country: <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/locale.aspx" id="kb-link-32" target="_self">International Support</a></div><br/></span></div></div></div></div></body></html>