Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Microsoft's most recent patches bring numerous Windows and Office fixes and bunches of disarray

With Microsoft offering 243 security patches and a mass of nonsecurity updates, the fuss for fixing clearness proceeds.


Fix Tuesday has hit with a retribution. Microsoft's Official Security Update Guide records 243 Windows patches, 81 of which are basic. In the event that you tap on the Details catch to demonstrate exclusively distinguished security issues (regularly CVE numbers), the rundown swells to 997 sections. Be of optimism. You can download the entire rundown into an Excel spreadsheet with a tick on the Download catch. 

Microsoft has likewise distributed its rundown of May patches for Office: 36 security updates and 28 nonsecurity refreshes. 

Hold up, that is not all. Notwithstanding the Security Update spreadsheet and the Office rundown, there's additionally a rundown of new nonsecurity fixes on the old Windows Update list site. 

I check a Servicing Stack refresh (however just for Windows 8.1), two supposed Dynamic Updates for Win10 1703 (see G√ľnter Born's portrayal of Dynamic Updates—they're utilized amid establishment of a redesign), a security refresh for the Scripting Engine in Windows Server 2008, and the typical Malicious Software Removal Tool. 

I don't know how to check those. I swear, I removed my shoes and socks, and came up short on digits. There's a gigantic potful of patches. 

The short rundown: 

Windows 10 

  • 1703 to fabricate 15063.296 - short rundown of fixes
  • 1607 to assemble 14393.1198 - colossal rundown of fixes
  • 1511 to assemble 10586.916 - medium rundown of fixes
  • 1507 to assemble 10240.17394 - another medium rundown of fixes. This ought to be the last aggregate refresh for 1507. 


Take note of that the patches for censuring SHA-1 for IE11 and Edge SSL/TLS Authentication are recorded independently. It would appear that a Security Bulletin to my embittered eye. 

Windows 7 

  • KB 4019263 Security-just refresh (Group B)
  • KB 4019264 Monthly Rollup (Group A) 


Windows 8.1 

  • KB 4019213 Security-just refresh (Group B)
  • KB 4019215 Monthly Rollup (Group A) 


In the Lounge, @PKCano and @NetDef take note of that the odd new phrasing is multiplying, where patches for Win7 and 8.1 are presently gone before by the year and month. For instance, we have "2017-05 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB4019263)." That's not to be mistaken for names that incorporate dates that go the a different way, "May, 2017 Security Only Update for .Net Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB4019108)" or names that don't say dates, for example, "Aggregate Security Update for Internet Explorer (KB4018271)." 

Some time or another that naming framework will help—it's significantly simpler to sort fix records by year and month with the yyyy-mm organize. For the time being, however, it's a genuine head-turner. 

As guaranteed, Microsoft discharged delta patches for Win10 1607 and 1703. In the event that you are altogether made up for lost time with combined updates through a month ago and need to download the littlest conceivable refresh record, investigate the Microsoft Update Catalog. Most people can (and ought to) disregard it. Thx to @abbodi86. 

Microsoft has likewise discharged four Security Advisories in the previous two days: 

  • 4022345 Identifying and adjusting disappointment of Windows Update customer to get refreshes
  • 4021279 Vulnerabilities in .Net Core, ASP.Net Core Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
  • 4010323 Deprecation of SHA-1 for SSL/TLS Certificates in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11
  • 4022344 Security Update for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine 


The last one is the Security Advisory I specified before early today. 

Moreover, Microsoft declared a week ago that .Net Framework 4.7 is presently accessible on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and all forms of Win10. On account of @MrBrian. 

In case you're searching for significantly more detail, Martin Brinkmann at gHacks.net has a broad rundown and examination. The ZeroDay Initiative has an outline sorted out by CVE number. 

By and by, I would love to see a little diagram that gatherings comparable CVEs into, well, Security Bulletins. Microsoft recenlty distributed a Security Advisory that looks something like an antiquated Security Bulletin, to bring together the dialog of SHA-1 belittling in IE11 and Edge. I'd pay to have another section in the Security Update Guide with a connection to an accumulation of amassing articles. Security Bulletins, maybe. 

Note: I don't suggest that you refresh yet. It's a whole lot too soon to tell which patches are bringing on issues.

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