Microsoft releases security updates for all versions of Windows 10

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Microsoft releases security updates for all versions of Windows 10

This month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases new updates for all supported versions of Windows 10, which includes the version 2004 or May 2020 update. The updates for all the Windows 10 versions are mandatory as they bring several security updates to the OS.

If you are using the latest version of Windows 10, meaning the May 2020 Update, you will get the update KB4557957 with build 19041.329. Below are the following highlights of it:

  • Updates an issue that prevents you from using some voice commands in Windows Mixed Reality when the default Windows language is Canadian or Australian English.
  • Improves the reliability of the keywords used for voice assistants, including Cortana.
  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
  • Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras) and input devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus).
  • Improves security in Microsoft Xbox and the Microsoft Store.
  • Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.
  • Updates for storing and managing files.
  • Optimizes the touch experience when you detach the keyboard.

The list of fixes included are:

  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from updating .msi files from a network folder. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from using some voice commands in Windows Mixed Reality when the preferred Windows display language is English (Canada) or English (Australia). 
  • Improves the reliability of voice assistants that use Windows voice activation (Settings > Privacy > Voice Activation) for keywords. 
  • Improves the reliability of Cortana’s voice activation when using the “Cortana” keyword on devices that support low-power keywords. 
  • Optimizes the touch experience and keeps the familiar desktop experience when you detach the keyboard.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Shell, Windows Silicon Platform, Microsoft Xbox, the Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Authentication, Windows Cryptography, Microsoft HoloLens, Windows Virtualization, Windows Peripherals, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows Update Stack.

The version 1909 and 1903 are also getting new updates today. They are getting the same updates as version 1909 is an enablement package on top of version 1903. For both, update KB4560960 with build 18363.900 for 1909 and 18362.900 for 1903 are getting rolled out. Here are the highlights of the update:

  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
  • Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras) and input devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus).
  • Improves security in Microsoft Xbox and the Microsoft Store.
  • Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.

List of updates included in update KB4560960:

  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from updating .msi files from a network folder. 
  • Addresses a security issue described in CVE-2018-0886 by adding support for the “Encryption Oracle Remediation” policy setting and changing the default value from Vulnerable to Mitigated. For more information about how this might affect your environment if you are using Remote Desktop, see KB4093492.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Shell, Windows Silicon Platform, Microsoft Xbox, the Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Authentication, Windows Cryptography, Microsoft HoloLens, Windows Virtualization, Windows Peripherals, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

For Windows 10 version 1809, users will get update KB4561608 with build 17763.1282. Here is what’s included in it:

Highlights:

  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
  • Updates to improve security when using input devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus).
  • Improves security in Microsoft Xbox and the Microsoft Store.
  • Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.
  • Updates for storing and managing files.

Improvements and Fixes

  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from updating .msi files from a network folder.  
  • Addresses an issue that causes the promotion of a server to a domain controller to fail. This occurs when the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) process is set as Protected Process Light (PPL). 
  • Addresses a security issue described in CVE-2018-0886 by adding support for the “Encryption Oracle Remediation” policy setting and changing the default value from Vulnerable to Mitigated. For more information about how this might affect your environment if you are using Remote Desktop, see KB4093492.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Shell, Microsoft Xbox, the Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Authentication, Windows Cryptography, Microsoft HoloLens, Windows Virtualization, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows Update Stack.

Apart from updates for these versions, the Redmond giant has also released new security patches for versions 180317091703, and 1607.

These updates will get installed automatically if you don’t install them via Windows Update. You can check the release notes of the updates at the company’s official support site.

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