Microsoft January 2017 Patchday summary

Microsoft has released on January 10, 2017 (Patchday) a couple of security updates for supported Windows versions, for Adobe Flash and for Microsoft Office 2016/Sharepoint.


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The Security Bulletins MS17-001, MS17-002, MS17-003, and MS17-004 for January 2017 are described at ms17-jan. Beside a security update for Adobe Flash Player and a security update for Microsoft Edge a security update for the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service in Windows has been released. Also a security update for Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016) is available.

Für Windows 7 und die korrespondierenden Server-Varianten wurden die Updates KB3212646 und KB3212642 freigegeben. Für Windows 8.1 wurden keine Sicherheitslücken gefunden, daher gibt es weder ein Sicherheits-Update noch ein monatliches Rollup Update (siehe). Lediglich Flash wird aktualisiert. Für Windows 10 erhalten alle Versionen ein kumulatives Update. Details finden sich nachfolgend sowie auf dieser Microsoft Webseite.

KB3212646 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 7

Update KB3212646 (January 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) includes improvements and fixes from update 3207752. Also a vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem (MS17-004 Security Update for Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (3216771)) has been fixed. Update KB3212646 is offered via Windows Update and is downloadable via Microsoft Update Catalog.

KB3212642 (Security-only update) for Windows 7

Update KB3212642 (January 2017 Security-only Quality Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) closes a vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem (MS17-004 Security Update for Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (3216771)).

Update KB3212642 is offered via Windows Update and is downloadable via Microsoft Update Catalog.

KB3213986 for Windows 10 Version 1607

Update KB3213986 enthält diverse Qualitätsverbesserungen for Windows 10 Version 1607 changes the build to 14393,693 and contains some improvements:

  • Improved the reliability of Groove Music playback in the background, App-V, video playback and Remote Desktop.
  • Addressed issue where after successful fingerprint authentication on a device with the screen off, the screen does not turn back on.
  • Addressed issue where only one input device works when you connect two similar input devices to the same machine.
  • Addressed issue in the App-V Connection Group that allows users to have access to pieces of functionality that they were not designated to for access.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI.
  • Addressed issue where the Request Control function does not work with Remote Assistance if the user being assisted is on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.
  • Addressed issue with license conversion of Server Core from evaluation version to a retail version.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled. 
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from logging on if a device has been away from the corporate network over a period of time.
  • Addressed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, clustering, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, input devices, facial recognition, Logon, Hyper-V, PCI bus drivers and Windows Kernel.

This update is available via Windows Update and via Microsoft Update Catalog. Known issue are delayed or clipped screens while running 3D rendering apps (such as games) on systems with more than one monitor. And the Cluster Service may not start automatically on the first reboot after applying the update (see).

KB3210721 for Windows 10 Version 1511

Update KB3210721 includes quality improvement, but no new OS functions. This update changes the build to 10586.753 and addresses security issues related to Microsoft Edge. Known issue are delayed or clipped screens while running 3D rendering apps (such as games) on systems with more than one monitor. This update is available via Windows Update and via Microsoft Update Catalog.

KB3210720 for Windows 10 Version 1507 (RTM)

Update KB3210720 is for Windows 10 RTM and includes quality improvement, but no new OS functions. This update changes the build to 10240.17236 and addresses security issues related to Microsoft Edge. Known issue are delayed or clipped screens while running 3D rendering apps (such as games) on systems with more than one monitor. This update is available via Windows Update and via Microsoft Update Catalog.

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