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Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:55:26 PM »
The May security updates have been released and consist of 79 CVEs along with two advisories. Of these 79 CVEs, 22 are rated Critical and 57 are rated Important in severity. Two of these bugs are listed as publicly known and one is listed as under active attack at the time of release.

The updates address Remote Code Execution, Elevation of Privilege, Security Feature Bypass, Information Disclosure, Denial of Service, Spoofing, and Security Feature Bypass and apply to the following: The updates cover Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, ChakraCore, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, .NET Framework and ASP.NET, Skype for Android, Azure DevOps Server, and the NuGet Package Manager.

Known Issues: See the Known Issues and accompanying work-around in the KB Articles for your version of Windows 10:
Recommended Reading:   See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative — The May 2019 Security Update Review.


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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #1 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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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #2 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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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 11:51:25 AM »
I also noticed that KB4494441 was installing twice on several systems.

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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #5 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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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #6 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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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 02:04:26 PM »
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When users see the update listed twice, it is nothing to worry about as it is just a cosmetic error. This is occurring because this update requires two different stages of installation, where the first steps installs part of the update and reboots, and then the second part of the install occurs and reboots again. For each successful stage completion, the update will create an installation entry, which leads to it being shown twice.

From here: Windows 10 KB4494441 Update May Be Shown As Installed Twice
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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 12:19:38 PM »
After the first reboot for the May update, I checked the version number and then checked for updates. It found and installed a cumulative update. After reboot, it had anew version number.  Then I was prompted to reboot again.

This is what appears in my history. Its a single entry for the KB.  What does the (2) suffix  mean?  I was expecting two separate entry lines as shown in the link above.

2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems (KB4494441) (2)
Successfully installed 5/21/2019

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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 12:30:18 PM »
It shows two because both were installed on the same date.  If the first had been installed yesterday and the second today, there would have been two separate entries.


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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 01:01:21 PM »
Hmm.  Sounds logical, but the first one had been waiting for days for the reboot and that happened  before midnight.  But it was after midnight when I checked for updates and the second one installed.  Maybe it goes by Microsoft time. :)

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Re: Microsoft Security Updates for May, 2019
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2019, 07:39:55 AM »
I used my other computer (after a couple of months) and let it do its updates.

KB4494441 was done, and it is shown only once.

KB4497934 was done immediately after. This update is not offered yet to the computer I use daily.

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