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Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« on: August 14, 2018, 05:25:40 PM »
The August security release consists of 60 CVEs, of which 19 are listed as Critical and 39 are rated Important, 1 is rated as Moderate and 1 is rated as Low in severity.  In particular, note that CVE-2018-8373 Interrnet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability and CVE-2018-8414, Windows Shell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability are listed as publicly known and exploited.  See Dustin Childs excellent review and recommendations in Zero Day Initiative — The August 2018 Security Update Review for additional information.

The release consists of security updates for the following: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, Adobe Flash Player, .NET Framework, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio.

The updates address Remote Code Execution, Elevation of Privilege, Security Feature Bypass, Information Disclosure, Defense in Depth, Tampering and Spoofing.

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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 01:38:04 PM »
I can't install the update. I tried three times and I get a different error each time.

Another point (attachment): That update for Power Point Viewer fails to be installed every time there is a new update. Could I do something for this?
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 05:39:48 PM »
Have you run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, available from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errors?

It appears that PP Viewer 2007 is no longer supported and is not intended to work on Windows 10. Check out this thread:  Does Windows 10 have a built in powerpoint viewer? - Microsoft Community


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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 06:55:09 PM »
I tried the troubleshooter: it fixed a database error, repaired Windows components, and checked for pending updates. Then the powerpoint update appeared, downloaded but never been installed. Now when I check for updates I get the message that I am up to date. But checking update history I see the message for a failed installation attempt of the cumulative update. I will try again tomorrow.
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 07:57:57 PM »
If that doesn't work, one at a time, please run SFC and DISM from an Admin Command Prompt (note the spaces, although you can copy/paste):

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

SFC /scannow

Restart the PC and try again.  If it doesn't work, it is time to go to Sysnative for help.


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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 07:59:48 AM »
I ran the Troubleshooter once more, and the same thing as above happened.

DISM.exe found nothing bad (it's the first time I tried this, I think, and I'm not sure if I understood what it does).

SFC found corrupt files and repaired them. After the restart, I checked for updates, the PowerPoint Viewer update downloaded, but not installed, and now the update status shows Up to Date. No KB343909 update is installed.

Well, I know that I have to go again to Sysnative for these updates problem, and I already asked for resetting my password (I never remember it...) . But I don't have the courage now to start a topic there, give information and attach files etc.  It seems to me like climbing a mountain. :)  I will wait for the next update perhaps.
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 05:31:45 PM »
Additional information:

I tried to install the update from here: Microsoft Update Catalog  Message: Update KB4343909 is already installed on this computer.

Checking my Windows version:
Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.228)

But in my Updates history I have this:


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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 07:02:19 AM »
Some news about this issue with updates:

Two days ago I uninstalled and reinstalled all the updates done on 15th August. It was not necessary at all, but doing this made me see that the KB4343909 was indeed already installed in the computer, as I mentioned above. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it again, and after the restart, I have the message for successfully installed cumulative update, in the updates history. So, everything is up to date now.

My question:
Why in the Control panel (Installed updates) several updates are shown several times (attachment)? E.g. KB3039720?
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 11:00:34 AM »
Sounds similar, but not exactly, like the problem I had in June.
In my case, the update troubleshooter didn't find any problems, but SFC,  DISM, and another reboot, fixed it.
https://www.landzdown.com/computer-problems-questions-and-solutions!/restart-required-after-restart/

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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2018, 12:02:03 PM »
My question:
Why in the Control panel (Installed updates) several updates are shown several times (attachment)? E.g. KB3039720?

I don't see an attachment, but KB3039720 is an Office 2013 update.

If memory serves, this is expected behavior.  Office updates list themselves in the Control Panel multiple times by design ... some updates contain multiple MSP files which apply to multiple parts of the Office package.  You'd have to look in the registry to see the difference behind each of the entries.
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2018, 01:14:07 PM »
@Winchester
I'm sorry. I attach a part of the updates in Control panel, as well as the Updates history line referred to this update. There are more double and triple time updates that are not shown in the attachment. Yes , they are Office updates.

@pete!
I think this one was a little different. Although the update was installed, there was a failed attempt remark in the Updates history.
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2018, 01:51:38 PM »
@Winchester
I'm sorry. I attach a part of the updates in Control panel, as well as the Updates history line referred to this update. There are more double and triple time updates that are not shown in the attachment. Yes , they are Office updates.


I'm not sure if there is a question posed ... but I wouldn't obsess over seeing multiple Office updates showing.
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2018, 04:38:18 PM »
I'm not sure if there is a question posed ... but I wouldn't obsess over seeing multiple Office updates showing.

Thanks winchester.
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2018, 01:55:14 PM »
Microsoft has released cumulative updates with non-security improvements  and fixes for Windows 10 April  2018 Update (version 1803) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709).

The updates are available from Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Note that there is a known issue for both versions if you use Microsoft Edge using the New Application Guard Window.  If you’ve experienced the  issue and already installed the update, there is a work-around for Version 1803 in the  referenced KB article.  For Version 1709, Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release for that as well as an  additional known issue that affects some non-English platforms.


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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2018, 12:02:52 PM »
Dumb question (Re. KB4346783 for Version 1803)...

It's been a while since I stayed and watched a restart after an update, but this struck me as unusual.

I downloaded the update yesterday, but didn't restart right away. I shut down overnight and started up this morning.

At first it seemed to go normally, then at "100%" it sat there, as if it was stuck for several minutes (much longer than typical).
Then, it restarted without my input.

Things seemed to go normally, but just about when I expected windows to open.
It restarted again without my input.

Then it happened again....

After the fourth boot (and a fourth "working on updates") Windows finally opened.
My update history, indicates that the update is installed...
The computer is behaving normally.

Is this anything to be concerned about ?