Internet Explorer Update KB4096040 (March 23, 2018)

[German]Microsoft released on March 23, 2018 security update KB4096040 for Internet Explorer, which replaces KB4089187 was released on March 13, 2018. This update fixes an IE 11 startup problem under Windows 7 SP1. The update is classified as critical.


The old IE Update KB4089187

Update KB4089187 is the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer released on March 13, 2018. This update has been available for IE 9, IE 10 and IE 11 on Windows 7 to Windows 10. Security update KB4089187 fixes several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The more serious of these vulnerabilities may allow remote code execution if a user is viewing an appropriately tampered Web page in Internet Explorer. I had discussed the update within my blog post Patchday: More Microsoft Updates (March 13, 2018).

IE update revision

Microsoft has notified me about the re-release of the following security bulletin on March 23, 2018:

The following CVEs have undergone a major revision increment:

* CVE-2018-0889        * CVE-2018-0932
* CVE-2018-0891        * CVE-2018-0935
* CVE-2018-0927        * CVE-2018-0942
* CVE-2018-0929       
Revision Information:
– Version: 2.0
– Reason for Revision: Microsoft is releasing security update
   4096040 for Internet Explorer for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
   Service Pack 1, Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1,
   and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
   to address a signing issue experienced by some Enterprise
   Customers. Security update 4096040 replaces security update
   4089187, and is available on the Microsoft Update Catalog and
– Originally posted: March 13, 2018
– Updated: March 23, 2018
– Aggregate CVE Severity Rating: Critical


The missing link is: Security update KB4089187 for Internet Explorer from March 13,  2018 has been (partially) re-released on March 23, 2018 as KB4096040.

Details about IE Security Update KB4096040

Cumulative security update KB4096040 has been released on March 23, 2018, but only for Internet Explorer IE 11, and only for Windows 7 SP1. This security update resolves several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage in Internet Explorer. I've listed these vulnerabilities in previous section.

Cumulative security update KB4096040 also includes improvements and fixes for Internet Explorer 11. It fixes the issue, that Internet Explorer 11 does not start after you install the March 13, 2018 cumulative update for Internet Explorer

  • The fixes that are included in this cumulative update for Internet Explorer KB4096040 are also included in the March 2018 Preview of Monthly Rollup. Installing the Preview of Monthly Rollup installs the fixes that are in this update.
  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website. There are no prerequisites for installing this update. You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

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