Recently Microsoft released a set of new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 except version 1511. The release focuses on fixing a single security issue of IE (Internet Explorer).
In these updates fixing the security issue is the only thing included. Below is the full description of the vulnerability issue, which was fixed:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website, for example, by sending an email.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the scripting engine handles objects in memory.
Following are the updates with build number which was released:
- Version 1903: KB4522016 (build 18362.357)
- Version 1809: KB4522015 (build 17763.740)
- Version 1803: KB4522014 (build 17134.1009)
- Version 1709: KB4522012 (build 16299.1392)
- Version 1703: KB4522011 (build 15063.2046)
- Version 1607: KB4522010 (build 14393.3206)
- Version 1507: KB4522009 (build 10240.18334)
These updates are optional so that it won’t install automatically on your system, unlike the Patch Tuesday. You will have to get them from the Microsoft Update Catalog.