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Microsoft Security Updates for November, 2018

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The November security updates have been released and consists of security updates for the following: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, .NET Core, Skype for Business, Azure App Service on Azure Stack, Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premises) version 8.

 

The updates address Remote Code Execution, Defense in Depth, Information Disclosure, Tampering, Security Feature Bypass, Elevation of Privilege, Denial of Service and Spoofing.

 

Note: Since Dustin Childs is in Tokyo for PawnToOwn, his review and recommendations in Zero Day Initiative will be delayed due to the time difference. An update will be provided following his review.

 

Release Notes

Windows 10 Update history

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Microsoft has released cumulative updates with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 as well as for Windows 7. The update for both versions 1803 and 1709 and Windows 7 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) includes quality improvements with no new operating system features introduced.

 

The updates are available from Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog. See the referenced links below for the changes.

Note: Among other Known Issues, please note the following which applies to all systems:

 

"After installing this update, users may not be able to use the
Seek Bar
in Windows Media Player when playing specific files."

Microsoft is working on a resolution for the Seek Bar issue and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

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Microsoft quality improvement update released for Windows 10 version 1809: December 5, 2018—KB4469342 (OS Build 17763.168). The issue referenced earlier regarding the "seek bar" in media player apparently still exists.

 

Also released for all versions was the out-of-band Adobe Flash Player update.

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Microsoft has released cumulative updates with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 as well as for Windows 7. The update for both versions 1803 and 1709 and Windows 7 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) includes quality improvements with no new operating system features introduced. The updates are available from Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog. See the referenced links below for the changes.

The referenced KB4467682 has been removed:

 

Notice

 

After installing this optional update some users have reported getting a blue or black screen with error code, “System thread exception not handled.” As a precaution, we have removed this optional update from Windows Update and Microsoft Update Catalog to protect customers. Fixes and improvements will be available in the December 2018 security update release and will include a resolution for this issue.

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