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Cumulative Updates for Windows 10, November 13, 2018

Microsoft is releasing a new portion of updates for a number of supported Windows 10 versions. Here is the change log for the updates.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update, KB4467708 (OS Build 17763.134)

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  • Provides protections against an additional subclass of speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639) for AMD-based computers. These protections aren't enabled by default. For Windows client (IT pro) guidance, follow the instructions in KB4073119. For Windows Server guidance, follow the instructions in KB4072698. Use these guidance documents to enable mitigations for Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639). Additionally, use the mitigations that have already been released for Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754).
  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from signing in to a Microsoft account (MSA) as a different user if signing in a second time.
  • Addresses an issue that denies file system access to Internet of Things (IoT) Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that require this capability.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the on-screen keyboard to appear when running automated tests or when you install a physical keyboard.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Windows Scripting, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, and Windows Wireless Networking.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update, KB4467702 (OS Build 17134.407)

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  • Provides protections against an additional subclass of speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639) for AMD-based computers. These protections aren't enabled by default. For Windows client (IT pro) guidance, follow the instructions in KB4073119. For Windows Server guidance, follow the instructions in KB4072698. Use these guidance documents to enable mitigations for Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639). Additionally, use the mitigations that have already been released for Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754).

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent developer tools (F12) from starting in Microsoft Edge.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Scripting, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, and Windows Server .

Other Windows 10 version are also receiving the following updates with the same bugfixes and improvements:

    • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, KB4467686 (OS Build 16299.785)
    • Windows 10 Creators Update, KB4467696 (OS Build 15063.1446)
    • Windows 10 Anniversary Update, KB4467691 (OS Build 14393.2608)
    • Windows 10 Build 10240, KB4467680 (OS Build 10240.18036)

To get these updates, open Settings - > Update &recovery and click on the Check for Updates button on the right. Alternatively, you can get them from the Windows Update online catalog.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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