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Security => Phishing, Spam and Hoaxes => Topic started by: Corrine on August 19, 2020, 10:11:20 PM

Title: Out-of-Band Security Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server
Post by: Corrine on August 19, 2020, 10:11:20 PM
Microsoft has released Out-of-Band security update KB4578013 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4578013/security-update-for-windows-8-1-rt-8-1-and-server-2012-r2)* addressing CVE-2020-1530 (https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1530) and CVE-2020-1537 (https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1537) which could allow attackers to gain elevated privileges after successful exploitation.

There are no prerequisites for the update and a restart is not required. To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog (http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4578013) website.

Note: The August 11, 2020 security update addressed the vulnerabilities for all other supported operating systems.


Windows Update History: Windows 8.1 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4009470/windows-8-1-windows-server-2012-r2-update-history)

*Edit Note:  KB Corrected
Title: Re: Out-of-Band Security Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server
Post by: ky331 on August 20, 2020, 09:22:05 AM
I just installed the update on my Win8.1 HP Stream7 tablet, and (at least, in my case) a reboot WAS required.

EDIT:   I see that KB4578013 was apparently installed at the same time... perhaps that's what required the reboot?
Title: Re: Out-of-Band Security Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server
Post by: Corrine on August 20, 2020, 10:36:53 AM
No, I inadvertently used the link from the Windows Update History page and edited my original post.  KB4578013 is the correct KB number and that pages states a restart isn't required. 
Title: Re: Out-of-Band Security Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server
Post by: Aaron Hulett on August 21, 2020, 08:40:21 PM
KB article: "You do not have to restart your device after you apply this update."

WU: "Restart your PC to finish installing updates"

On two different server installations (I've installed it on so far). This is the only update I applied. <sigh />