Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2015

Published: September 8, 2015 | Updated: December 13, 2016

Version: 4.0

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for September 2015.

For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.

The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.

For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software.

Bulletin ID

Bulletin Title and Executive Summary

Maximum Severity Rating
and Vulnerability Impact

Restart Requirement

Known
Issues

Affected Software

MS15-094

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3089548) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

---------

Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer

MS15-095

Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3089665) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

---------

Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Edge

MS15-096

Vulnerability in Active Directory Service Could Allow Denial of Service (3072595) 
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Active Directory. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an authenticated attacker creates multiple machine accounts. To exploit the vulnerability an attacker must have an account that has privileges to join machines to the domain.

Important 
Denial of Service

Requires restart

---------

Microsoft Windows

MS15-097

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089656) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts.

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

3086255
3099414

Microsoft Windows, 
Microsoft Office, 
Microsoft Lync

MS15-098

Vulnerabilities in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089669) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Journal file. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

---------

Microsoft Windows

MS15-099

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

---------

Microsoft Office, 
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation

MS15-100

Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3087918) 
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Windows Media Center opens a specially crafted Media Center link (.mcl) file that references malicious code. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Important 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

---------

Microsoft Windows

MS15-101

Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089662) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user runs a specially crafted .NET application. However, in all cases, an attacker would have no way to force users to run the application; an attacker would have to convince users to do so.

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Does not require restart

---------

Microsoft Windows, 
Microsoft .NET Framework

MS15-102

Vulnerabilities in Windows Task Management Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089657) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application.

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Requires restart

---------

Microsoft Windows

MS15-103

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Information Disclosure (3089250) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow information disclosure if Outlook Web Access (OWA) fails to properly handle web requests, and sanitize user input and email content.

Important 
Information Disclosure

May require restart

---------

Microsoft Exchange Server

MS15-104

Vulnerabilities in Skype for Business Server and Lync Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089952) 
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user clicks a specially crafted URL. An attacker would have to convince users to click a link in an instant messenger or email message that directs them to an affected website by way of a specially crafted URL.

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

Does not require restart

3080353

Skype for Business Server, 
Microsoft Lync Server

MS15-105

Vulnerability in Windows Hyper-V Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3091287) 
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker runs a specially crafted application that could cause Windows Hyper-V to incorrectly apply access control list (ACL) configuration settings. Customers who have not enabled the Hyper-V role are not affected.

Important 
Security Feature Bypass

Requires restart

---------

Microsoft Windows

The following table provides an exploitability assessment of each of the vulnerabilities addressed this month. The vulnerabilities are listed in order of bulletin ID then CVE ID. Only vulnerabilities that have a severity rating of Critical or Important in the bulletins are included.

How do I use this table?

Use this table to learn about the likelihood of code execution and denial of service exploits within 30 days of security bulletin release, for each of the security updates that you may need to install. Review each of the assessments below, in accordance with your specific configuration, to prioritize your deployment of this month's updates. For more information about what these ratings mean, and how they are determined, please see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

In the columns below, "Latest Software Release" refers to the subject software, and "Older Software Releases" refers to all older, supported releases of the subject software, as listed in the "Affected Software" and "Non-Affected Software" tables in the bulletin.

Bulletin ID

Vulnerability Title

CVE ID

Exploitability Assessment for
Latest Software Release

Exploitability Assessment for
Older Software Release

Denial of Service
Exploitability Assessment

MS15-094

Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2483

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Tampering Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2484

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2485

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2486

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2487

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2489

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2490

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2491

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2492

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2493

4 - Not Affected

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2494

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2496

0 - Exploitation Detected

0 - Exploitation Detected

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2498

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2499

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2500

4 - Not Affected

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2501

4 - Not Affected

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2541

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-094

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2542

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-095

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2485

1 - Exploitation More Likely

4 - Not Affected

Not Applicable

MS15-095

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2486

1 - Exploitation More Likely

4 - Not Affected

Not Applicable

MS15-095

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2494

1 - Exploitation More Likely

4 - Not Affected

Not Applicable

MS15-095

Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2542

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-096

Active Directory Denial of Service Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2535

4 - Not Affected

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Permanent

MS15-097

OpenType Font Parsing Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2506

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Permanent

MS15-097

Font Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2507

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-097

Font Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2508

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

4 - Not Affected

Temporary

MS15-097

Graphics Component Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2510

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-097

Win32k Memory Corruption Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2511

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-097

Font Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2512

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-097

Win32k Memory Corruption Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2517

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Permanent

MS15-097

Win32k Memory Corruption Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2518

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Permanent

MS15-097

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2527

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-097

Kernel ASLR Bypass Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2529

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-097

Win32k Memory Corruption Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2546

1 - Exploitation More Likely

0 - Exploitation Detected

Not Applicable

MS15-098

Windows Journal RCE Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2513

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-098

Windows Journal DoS Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2514

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-098

Windows Journal DoS Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2516

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-098

Windows Journal Integer Overflow RCE Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2519

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-098

Windows Journal RCE Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2530

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-099

Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2520

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-099

Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2521

4 - Not Affected

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-099

Microsoft SharePoint XSS Spoofing Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2522

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

4 - Not Affected

Not Applicable

MS15-099

Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2523

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-099

Microsoft Office Malformed EPS File Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2545

1 - Exploitation More Likely

0 - Exploitation Detected

Not Applicable

MS15-100

Windows Media Center RCE Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2509

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-101

.NET Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2504

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-101

MVC Denial of Service Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2526

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

Temporary

MS15-102

Windows Task Management Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2524

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-102

Windows Task File Deletion Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2525

4 - Not Affected

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-102

Windows Task Management Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2528

1 - Exploitation More Likely

1 - Exploitation More Likely

Not Applicable

MS15-103

Exchange Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2505

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-103

Exchange Spoofing Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2543

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-103

Exchange Spoofing Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2544

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-104

Skype for Business Server and Lync Server XSS Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2531

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-104

Lync Server XSS Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2532

4 - Not Affected

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-104

Skype for Business Server and Lync Server XSS Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2536

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

3 - Exploitation Unlikely

Not Applicable

MS15-105

Hyper-V Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

CVE-2015-2534

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

2 - Exploitation Less Likely

Not Applicable

The following tables list the bulletins in order of major software category and severity.

Use these tables to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see whether any security updates pertain to your installation. If a software program or component is listed, then the severity rating of the software update is also listed.

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Windows Operating Systems and Components (Table 1 of 2)

Windows Vista

Bulletin Identifier                                                 

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

None

Critical

Critical

Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7                                     
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 9
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable                                                

Not applicable

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3087135)
(Critical)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 9
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3087135)
(Critical)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Moderate

None

Important

Critical

Critical

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Internet Explorer 9
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3087135)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Internet Explorer 9
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3087135)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3087135)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Windows 7

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

None

Important

Critical

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 9
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 10
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 11
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 9
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 10
(3087038)
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 11
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Moderate

None

Important

Important

Critical

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Internet Explorer 9
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Internet Explorer 10
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Internet Explorer 11
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3087039)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

None

Important

Critical

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems

Internet Explorer 10
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems

Internet Explorer 10
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems

Internet Explorer 11
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems

Internet Explorer 11
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Moderate

None

Important

Important

Critical

Windows Server 2012

Internet Explorer 10
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2012 R2

Internet Explorer 11
(3087038)
(Moderate)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

None

Important

Critical

Windows RT

Internet Explorer 10
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows RT
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows RT
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows RT 8.1

Internet Explorer 11
(3087038)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows RT 8.1
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows RT 8.1
(3069114)
(Critical)

Windows 10

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

Critical

None

Important

Critical

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems

Internet Explorer 11
(3081455)
(Critical)

Microsoft Edge
(3081455)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
(3081455)
(Important)

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
(3081455)
(Critical)

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems

Internet Explorer 11
(3081455)
(Critical)

Microsoft Edge
(3081455)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
(3081455)
(Important)

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
(3081455)
(Critical)

Server Core installation option

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-094

MS15-095

MS15-096

MS15-097

MS15-098

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

None

Important

Critical

None

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3087135)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3087039)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3087135)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Server Core installation)
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Server Core installation)
(3087039)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012
(Server Core installation)
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(Server Core installation)
(3087039)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012 R2
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012 R2
(Server Core installation)
(3072595)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(Server Core installation)
(3087039)
(Important)

Not applicable

Note for MS15-097

This bulletin spans more than one software category. See the other tables in this section for additional affected software.

Windows Operating Systems and Components (Table 2 of 2)

Windows Vista

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Important

Important

None

Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Windows Media Center                                   
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
(3074541)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Windows Media Center
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
(3074541)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Important

None

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
(3074541)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
(3074541)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
(3074541)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 7

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Important

Important

None

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Media Center
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
(3074543)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Media Center
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
(3074543)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Important

None

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
(3074543)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
(3074543)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Important

Important

Important

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems

Windows Media Center
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074544)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074229)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074549)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074552)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074231)
(Important)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems

Windows Media Center
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074544)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074229)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074549)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074552)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074231)
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems

Windows Media Center
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074545)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074548)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074228)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074553)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074232)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems

Windows Media Center
(3087918)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074545)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074548)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074228)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074553)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074232)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3084135)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3087088)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Important

Important

Windows Server 2012

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074544)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074229)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074549)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074552)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074231)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012 R2

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074545)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074548)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074228)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074553)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074232)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3084135)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3087088)
(Important)

Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Important

None

Windows RT

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074229)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074549)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074231)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074552)
(Important)

Windows RT
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows RT
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows RT 8.1

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074548)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074228)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074232)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074553)
(Important)

Windows RT 8.1
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows RT 8.1
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 10

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Important

Important

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3081455)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3081455)
(Important)

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
(3081455)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3081455)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3081455)
(Important)

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
(3081455)
(Important)

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
(3081455)
(Important)

Server Core installation option

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-100

MS15-101

MS15-102

MS15-105

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Important

Important

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Server Core installation)
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
(3074543)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
(3074547)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074550)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074230)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074554)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074233)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Server Core installation)
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074544)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074229)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074549)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074552)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074231)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(Server Core installation)
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(Server Core installation)
(3084135)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012 R2
(Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(3074545)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074548)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1/4.5.2
(3074228)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074553)
(Important)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
(3074232)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(Server Core installation)
(3082089)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(Server Core installation)
(3084135)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(Server Core installation)
(3087088)
(Important)

Microsoft Server Software

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-099

MS15-103

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Important

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 Service Pack 1
(3085501)
(Important)

Not applicable

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Not applicable

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8
(3089250)
(Important)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Not applicable

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9
(3089250)
(Important)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1

Not applicable

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1
(3089250)
(Important)

Note for MS15-099

This bulletin spans more than one software category. See the other tables in this section for additional affected software.

Microsoft Office Suites and Software

Microsoft Office 2007

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-099

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

Critical

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
(3085546)
(Critical)

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
(3085620)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 3
(3085543)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-099

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

Critical

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
(3085529)
(Critical)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
(3085560)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
(3085526)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
(3085529)
(Critical)

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
(3085560)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
(3085526)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2013

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-099

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Critical

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)

Not applicable

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(3085572)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(3085502)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Not applicable

Microsoft Office Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(3085572)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(3085502)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-099

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Critical

Microsoft Office 2013 RT Service Pack 1

Not applicable

Microsoft Office 2013 RT Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(3085572)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2013 RT Service Pack 1
(3085502)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2016

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-099

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Critical

Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit editions)

Not applicable

Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit editions)
(3085635)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2016 (32-bit editions)
(2920693)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2016 (64-bit editions)

Not applicable

Microsoft Office 2016 (64-bit editions)
(3085635)
(Critical)

Microsoft Excel 2016 (64-bit editions)
(2920693)
(Important)

Microsoft Office for Mac

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-099

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Not applicable

Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011
(3088501)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

Not applicable

Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac
(3088502)
Important

Other Office Software

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-099

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3

Not applicable

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
(3054993)
(Important)

Microsoft Excel Viewer

Not applicable

Microsoft Excel Viewer
(3054995)
(Important)

Note for MS15-097 and MS15-099

This bulletin spans more than one software category. See the other tables in this section for additional affected software. 

Microsoft Communications Platforms and Software

Microsoft Live Meeting 2007

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-104

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 Console

Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 Console
(3081090)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync 2010

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-104

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

Microsoft Lync 2010 (32-bit)

Microsoft Lync 2010 (32-bit)
(3081087)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit)

Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit)
(3081087)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
(user level install)

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
(user level install)
(3081088)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
(admin level install)

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
(admin level install)
(3081089)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync 2013

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-104

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

Microsoft Lync 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
(Skype for Business)

Microsoft Lync 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
(Skype for Business)
(3085500)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
(Skype for Business Basic)

Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
(Skype for Business Basic)
(3085500)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
(Skype for Business)

Microsoft Lync 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
(Skype for Business)
(3085500)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
(Skype for Business Basic)

Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
(Skype for Business Basic)
(3085500)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Skype for Business 2016

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-104

Aggregate Severity Rating

Critical

None

Skype for Business 2016 (32-bit)

Skype for Business 2016 (32-bit)
(2910994)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Skype for Business 2016 (64-bit)

Skype for Business 2016 (64-bit)
(2910994)
(Critical)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-104

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Microsoft Lync Server 2013
(Web Components Server)

Not applicable

Microsoft Lync Server 2013
(Web Components Server)
(3080353)
(Important)

Skype for Business Server 2015

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-097

MS15-104

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Important

Skype for Business Server 2015

Not applicable

Skype for Business Server 2015
(3061064)
(Important)

Note for MS15-097

This bulletin spans more than one software category. See the other tables in this section for additional affected software.

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (September 8, 2015): Bulletin Summary published.
  • V1.1 (September 8, 2015): For MS15-097, revised the Exploitability Assessment in the Exploitability Index for CVE-2015-2506. This is an informational change only.
  • V1.2 (September 9, 2015): For MS15-097, revised the Exploitability Assessment in the Exploitability Index for CVE-2015-2546, and for MS15-099 revised the Exploitability Assessment in the Exploitability Index for CVE-2015-2545. These are informational changes only.
  • V1.3 (September 23, 2015): Bulletin Summary revised to correct the title for CVE-2015-2514 in the Exploitability Index. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update that addresses the vulnerability do not need to take any action.
  • V1.4 (September 25, 2015): For MS15-099, added the 3088502 update for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, which is available as of September 15, 2015. For more information see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3088502.
  • V2.0 (September 30, 2015): Bulletin Summary revised to announce the availability of update packages for Microsoft Office 2016 in MS15-097 and for Skype for Business 2016 in MS15-099. Customers running Microsoft Office 2016 or Skype for Business 2016 should apply the applicable updates to be protected from the vulnerabilities discussed in the bulletins. The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because applicable updates will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • V3.0 (October 13, 2015): For MS15-099, revised Bulletin Summary to announce the availability of an update package for Microsoft Excel 2016. Customers running Microsoft Excel 2016 should apply update 2920693 to be protected from the vulnerabilities discussed in MS15-099. The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because the update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • V4.0 (November 10, 2015): For MS15-099, to comprehensively address CVE-2015-2545, Microsoft re-released security updates for all affected Microsoft Office software. Microsoft recommends that customers running affected editions of Microsoft Office software should install the security updates released with this bulletin revision to be fully protected from this vulnerability. Customers running other Microsoft Office software do not need to take any action. See MS15-099 for download links and see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3089664 for more information.
  • V4.1 (December 13, 2016): For MS15-094, bulletin revised to include an additional vulnerability, CVE-2015-2496. This is an informational change only. Customers who have successfully installed the updates do not need to take any further action.

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