Patchday Windows 10-Updates (April 9, 2019)

[English]On April 9, 2019 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), several cumulative updates were released for the supported Windows 10 builds. Here are some details about each update.


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A list of the updates can be found on this Microsoft Web page. I’ve pulled out the details below. The update installation requires an existing current Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs). Microsoft now publishes an overview of current Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs) under ADV990001.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1809

The following updates are available for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809).

Update KB4490481 for Windows 10 Version 1809

Cumulative update KB4493509 raises the OS build to 17763.437 and includes quality improvements but no new operating system features. Here is the list of fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that occurs when you enable per font end-user-defined characters (EUDC). The system will stop working and a blue screen will appear at startup. This is not a common setting in non-Asian regions.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use MSXML6 to stop responding if an exception was thrown during node operations.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Group Policy editor to stop responding when editing a Group Policy Object (GPO) that contains Group Policy Preferences (GPP) for Internet Explorer 10 Internet settings.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause authentication issues for Internet Explorer 11 and other applications that use WININET.DLL. This occurs when two or more people use the same user account for multiple, concurrent login sessions on the same Windows Server machine, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Terminal Server logons.
  • Security updates to Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows Input and Composition, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Virtualization, Windows MSXML, Windows SQL components, and Microsoft Edge.

      This update fixes some of the issues that existed in Update KB4490481 of April 2, 2019. The KB article also reports a Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol Handlers issue with IE and a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) issue. The update is automatically distributed via Windows Update, no update search is required. The update can also be downloaded and installed from Microsoft Update Catalog . Manual installation of the update requires the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) to be installed. This is ensured when installing via Windows Update.

      Updates for Windows 10 Version 1803

      The following updates are available for Windows 10 April Update (version 1803).


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      Update KB4493464 for Windows 10 Version 1803

      Cumulative Update KB4493464 contains quality improvements but no new operating system functions and raises the OS build to 17134.706. Here is the list of fixes: 

      • Provides protections against Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) for VIA-based computers. These protections are enabled by default for the Windows Client, but disabled by default for Windows Server. For Windows Client (IT Pro) guidance, follow the instructions in KB4073119. For Windows Server guidance, follow the instructions in KB4072698. Use these guidance documents to enable or disable these mitigations for VIA-based computers.

      • Addresses a stop error that occurs when attempting to start the Secure Shell (SSH) client program from Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with agent forwarding enabled using a command line switch (ssh –A) or a configuration setting. 
      • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use MSXML6 to stop responding if an exception was thrown during node operations. 
      • Addresses an issue that causes the Group Policy editor to stop responding when editing a Group Policy Object (GPO) that contains Group Policy Preferences (GPP) for Internet Explorer 10 Internet settings.
      • Addresses an issue that occurs when you enable per font end-user-defined characters (EUDC). The system will stop working and a blue screen will appear at startup. This is not a common setting in non-Asian regions.
      • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Server, Windows Graphics, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Kernel, Windows Virtualization, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

      The update is distributed via Windows Update, but should also be available via WSUS or the Microsoft Update Catalog. Manual installation of the update requires the current Servicing Stack Update (SSU) to be installed. This is ensured when installing via Windows Update.

      Microsoft is aware of the following problems with this update: There is also a problem with Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol Handlers on IE and a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) problem. Microsoft is working on a solution and will provide a solution with upcoming updates.  

      Updates for Windows 10 Version 1709

      The following updates are available for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709).

      Update KB4493441 for Windows 10 Version 1709

      Cumulative Update KB4493441 for Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) raises the OS build to 16299.1087. This is the last time that the Windows 10 version 1709 gets updates for Home and Pro (only Enterprise and Eduction are still 12 months in support). It’s also the last time Delta updates will be rolled out. The update includes quality improvements and the following fixes:

      • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use MSXML6 to stop responding if an exception was thrown during node operations. 
      • Addresses an issue that causes the Group Policy editor to stop responding when editing a Group Policy Object (GPO) that contains Group Policy Preferences (GPP) for Internet Explorer 10 Internet settings.
      • Addresses a stop error that occurs when attempting to start the Secure Shell (SSH) client program from Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with agent forwarding enabled using a command line switch (ssh –A) or a configuration setting.
      • Addresses an issue that occurs when you enable per font end-user-defined characters (EUDC). The system will stop working and a blue screen will appear at startup. This is not a common setting in non-Asian regions.
      • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Server, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Virtualization, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

      The update is distributed via Windows Update, but should also be available via WSUS or the Microsoft Update Catalog. Manual installation of the update requires the current Servicing Stack Update (SSU) to be installed. This is ensured when installing via Windows Update.

      This update has an issue with Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol Handlers, which does not start at IE for Intranet and secure Internet pages. Microsoft is working on a solution and will provide a solution with upcoming updates.

      Updates for Windows 10 Version 1507 bis 1703

      For Windows 10 RTM up to version 1703 different updates are available for the LTSC versions and Enterprise versions. Here is a short overview.

      • Windows 10 Version 1703: Update KB4493474 s only available for Enterprise and Education. The update lifts the OS build to 15063.1747 and includes the fixes mentioned in the KB article. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) must be installed prior to manual installation. Details, including known issues, can be found in the KB article.
      • Windows 10 Version 1607: Update KB4493470 is only available for Enterprise and Education and Windows Server 2016. The update raises the OS build to 14393.2906 and includes the fixes mentioned in the KB article. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) must be installed prior to manual installation. Details, including known issues, can be found in the KB article.
      • Windows 10 Version 1507: Update KB4493475 is available for the RTM version (LTSC). The update raises the OS build to 10240.18186. The fixes mentioned in the KB article are included. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) must be installed prior to manual installation. Details, also on known problems, can be found in the KB article. Details can be found in the KB article.

      There was no update for Windows 10 V1511, because this version was dropped from support. Details about the above updates can be found in the respective Microsoft KB articles in case of doubt.

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