KB4284835 Update: Windows 10 Build 1803 Patched to Version 17134.112

Microsoft has released the latest Windows patch bulletin in the KB4284835 update. This updates Windows 10 from build 1803 to OS build 17134.112. This fixes a total of 50 security patches and brings other improvements to the software.

KB4284835 Updates Fixes 50 Security Issues and Upgrades Microsoft Windows to Build 17134.112

Microsoft has released their latest patch bulletin known as the KB4284835 update. Among other things it fixes numerous vulnerabilities that have been identified in Windows 10. Users upgrading from build 1803 will find that upon installation of the update their versions will be changed to OS build 17134.112.

One of the most important additions is the added protection for the so-called Speculative Store Bypass which is tracked under the CVE-2018-3639 advisory. It initially plagued Linux systems and various devices. Microsoft have implemented measures against possible abuse. This can be made possible through the use of virtual machines or certain installed web services as the official release notes showcase separate handling for Windows client machines and servers.

Among other security-related issues the update also addresses a firmware update problem. It caused machines to enter into the BitLocker recovery mode when this function is enabled. In this case the Secure boot is disabled or not present. As a result fimware installations on devices are not possible. The system administrators can go around this by following these instructions:

  1. Temporary suspend the BitLocker service.
  2. Immediately install the required firmware updates before the next operating system startup.
  3. Restarting the devce after this so that BitLocker doesn’t remain in a suspended state.

The security updates also address found issues in practically all major components of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. The list includes the following: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows Desktop Bridge, Windows apps, Windows shell, Windows kernel, (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/kb4284835-update-windows-10-build-1803-patched-version-17134-112/