MS16-139 – Important: Security Update for Windows Kernel (3199720) – Version: 1.0

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Severity Rating: Important
Revision Note: V1.0 (November 8, 2016): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker runs a specially crafted application to access sensitive information. A locally authenticated attacker could attempt to exploit this vulnerability by running a specially crafted application. An attacker can gain access to information not intended to be available to the user by using this method.