Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server Nov. 13, 2018

Windows Update[German]On November 13, 2018 Microsoft released several (security) updates (KB4467107, KB4467106) for Windows 7 SP1 and further updates (KB4467697, KB4467703) for Windows 8.1 as well as for the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates.


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Updates for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

For Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 a rollup and a security-only update have been released. The update history for Windows 7 can be found on this Microsoft site.

KB4467107 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Update KB4462923 (Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) contains improvements and bug fixes that were already included in last month’s update. The update addresse:

Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, and Windows Server.

The update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update. It can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Note: The KB article again contains the hint that the update has the problem that the NIC (network interface controller) does not work anymore due to a missing .inf file from a third party manufacturer. A remedy is to have the NIC reinstalled via the Device Manager.

To install the update, the current Servicing Stack update (KB3177467, Microsoft Update Catalog) needs be installed. Otherwise there will be errors during the installation.

KB4467106 (Security Only) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Update KB4467106 (Security-only update) is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. It addresses the following items.


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Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, and Windows Server.

The update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog. This update requires, that the newest Servicing Stack Update (SSU, KB3177467, Microsoft Update Catalog) is installed previously. There are no known issues. If you install Security Only Update, install also KB4466536 for IE.

Updates for Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2

For Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 a rollup and a security-only update have been released. The update history for Windows 8.1 can be found on this Microsoft page.

KB4467697 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB4467697 (Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) contains improvements and fixes that were included in the rollup of the previous month. It also addresses the following issues.

  • Addresses an issue that causes high CPU usage that results in performance degradation on some systems with Family 15h and 16h AMD processors. This issue occurs after installing the July 2018 Windows updates from Microsoft and the AMD microcode updates that address Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715 – Branch Target Injection).
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Internet Explorer, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, and Windows Server.

This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. There are no known issues with this update.

KB4467703  (Security-only update) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB4467703 (Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) addresses the following issues.

  • Addresses an issue that causes high CPU usage that results in performance degradation on some systems with Family 15h and 16h AMD processors. This issue occurs after installing the July 2018 Windows updates from Microsoft and the AMD microcode updates that address Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715 – Branch Target Injection).
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Internet Explorer, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, and Windows Server.

The update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog.  There are no known issues. If you install Security Only Update, install also KB4466536 for IE.

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