Microsoft Security Update Guide For August 2018

Microsoft released new security updates today. Both Critical and Important Updates have been released. Updates include those for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, ChakraCore, NET Framework, Adobe Flash, and others.

Microsoft Security Updates for August 14, 2018

Microsoft also released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.

August 2018 Security Update Release Notes

In addition, Microsoft released a number of updates for Microsoft Office in the link below. It appears that Office 2007 has reached EOL as I see no updates for that version of Office.

August 2018 updates for Microsoft Office

Hope this helps.


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Microsoft security updates 2018 for internet explorer

Internet Explorer is a web-browser developed by Microsoft which is included in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
Microsoft has released Cumulative Security Updates for Internet Explorer which addresses various vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10) and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11). The security updated is rated Moderate for for Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9) and Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10) and Important for Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11). The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution.

KB Articles associated with the Update:
1) 4343900
2) 4343899
3) 4343898
4) 4343205
5) 4343887
6) 4343892
7) 4343885
Cool 4343897
9) 4343909

QID Detection Logic (Authenticated):
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016
This QID checks for the file version of %windir%\System32\mshtml.dll
The following KBs are checked:
The patch version is 11.0.9600.19101 (KB4338818 or KB4339093 - Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7

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Yep, All That Is Included In The Link I Provided Earlier

It's shown again below:

Microsoft Security Updates for August 14, 2018

And most everyone using Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, it's not necessary to download a separate Internet Explorer update. It's included in the large monthly rollup for all those operating systems. Examples are below and were retrieved from the link I provided earlier.

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

Windows Server and Earlier versions of IE

Hope this helps.


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New Intel Microcode Updates KB4100347, 4091666, & 4090007

An updated version of KB4100347 was released on August 21, 2018 to help patch Spectre Variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715 [“Branch Target Injection”] on Windows 10 v 1803 computers. Older versions of Windows 10 were also updated. Although Intel microcode patches were released previously, this release is an updated version. See the link below for items included in the update.

In addition, updated Intel microcode updates were released for Windows 10 v 1507 & 1709. The Microsoft articles are below:

You can obtain the updates by clicking on the at Start-Settings-Update and Security-Check for Updates or by downloading and running the offline installer from the appropriate Microsoft Update Catalog link below:

Hope this helps.


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