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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Last post by DR M on May 16, 2019, 12:15:37 PM »
The first KB4494441 was installed yesterday after a restart. Running winver revealed: 17763.475.

The second KB4494441 was installed before a while, after a restart. Running winver reveals: 17763.503.

They seem like two different updates with the same name.
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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Last post by Pete! on May 16, 2019, 11:59:52 AM »
After the second restart, both instances of KB4494441 appear in the history as successfully installed.
Running "winver" indicates the  build is now 17763.503.
"Check for updates" indicates I'm up to date.

Strange ... but I guess it ended well.
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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18898 (20H1) released to Fast Ring:  Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18898 | Windows Experience Blog.
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For those that are still using older Windows system versions:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-warns-of-a-monster-computer-bug-in-a-week-of-them-11557900716

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Any “future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe,” Microsoft said Tuesday in a  blog post.
  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2019/05/14/prevent-a-worm-by-updating-remote-desktop-services-cve-2019-0708/?mod=article_inline



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The flaw affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. It also affects Windows 2003 and Windows XP—older versions of Windows that Microsoft doesn’t typically patch. But, in a sign of the severity of the bug, Microsoft released XP and Windows 2003 patches as well.
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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Last post by ky331 on May 15, 2019, 11:51:25 AM »
I also noticed that KB4494441 was installing twice on several systems.
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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Last post by Pete! on May 15, 2019, 11:28:36 AM »
Re: Windows 10, Version 1809 (home)
Yesterday I received and successfully installed "2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems (KB4494441)". It's listed in the update history.

Today I clicked "check for updates". A while later I checked to see if it found anything:
As I typed this, an update with the same description and number was being downloaded and installed (now awaiting restart).

Is this related to a Prerequisite ?
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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Beautiful songs
« Last post by plodr on May 14, 2019, 11:31:16 PM »
A very fitting song, since it was first sung by Doris Day (1956 in the movie The man who knew too much) who died yesterday.
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Web News / Another Intel Flaw!
« Last post by Corrine on May 14, 2019, 09:47:42 PM »
From New RIDL and Fallout Attacks Impact All Modern Intel CPUs:

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Multiple security researchers have released details about a new class of speculative execution attacks against most modern Intel processors. Called data-sampling attacks, they are different from and more dangerous than Meltdown, Spectre and their variations because they can leak data from CPU buffers, which is not necessarily present in caches.

Speculative execution is a method for optimizing the performance of a CPU by running tasks in advance, without knowing whether they will be needed or not.

As indicated in the Wired article at Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets from Millions of PCs | WIRED, it is four distinct attacks using a similar technique, and all capable of siphoning a stream of potentially sensitive data from a computer's CPU to an attacker.
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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Last post by Corrine on May 14, 2019, 06:01:54 PM »
Due to the severity of CVE-2019-0708, Microsoft also released KB 4500331 for versions of Windows that no longer receive mainstream support:  Windows XP SP3 x86, Windows XP Professional X64 SP2, Windows XP Embedded SP3 x86 as well as Windows Server 2003.   
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